esfgirl - I am doing some what of the same thing this year as well. The only difference is that I am going to have the kids start with $10 a week. Last year I found it hard and time consuming to hand out tickets each day and sometimes I forgot because it gets so busy. I think it will be easier for me to take the tickets away as a negative incident happens. I am also going to have them keep track of their earnings and debits in a check book. Good real life practice. That way they can also keep track of how they are loosing tickets, and what they are using them for. Instead of the late hw pass, I did a 1/2 hw pass, 5 or 10 min of free time on Friday (Friday is our review day), mystery box (there will be a prize in there,I will not tell them what it is but I will give them clues) then I will do a drawing and I will also do an estimation jar. I have more, but it's to much to write.