Fill The Jar!

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  1. TeachingTy2010

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    Hi..so I am planning to have the "fill the jar" idea in my classroom as when the students are in the hallway or bathroom. One container will be empty, and the other one will have manipulatives in it. When a students has good behavior, they can put a few manipulatives in it...if a student misbehaves, they have to take a few out....





    Once the jar they are filling becomes full, the class earns a prize (like a snack)



    Question...what should I call it?
     
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    Is this going to be one jar for the whole class? If so, I don't think I would remove manipulatives for one student's misbehavior.
     
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    I agree. Once earned, marbles (or whatever pieces you are using) should not be removed. In my school, teachers who use this system call it 'The Marble Jar'. :lol:
     
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    Thats true..maybe I shouldn't remove them...and I need a better name..I am not using marbles..its these little foam things I got from Target for a dollar lol.
     
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    I have used this with my class the past two years in a row and it works wonders! I use this as a whole-class positive behaviour reinforcement, and another system for individual behaviour. My theme has been loosely related to frogs and I used jellybeans.... The jar was called "Division 8 is Jumping for Jellybeans"..... with a cute pic of a frog jumping on the jar.
     
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    I saw a teacher use large bells.
     
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    I use the multi-colored little "puff balls" that you can get in the craft section...we call them warm fuzzies - the warm fuzzy jar. This year I am going to use a little bucket from the dollar section at target...we talk about bucket fillers and bucket dippers - so I thought it would be fun to relate it all together. I will probably just call it "our bucket" :)
     
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    I call it the marble jar. I know, so extremely original. :woot:
     
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    "party jar" ...since you are working towards a party :p
     
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    I think I stole this idea from you a few months ago, I posted asking for ideas- I loved your name! I used the puff balls too, I got some tiny sparkly ones and I found a mini gum ball dispenser at dollar tree which we filled and we called it our kindness jar. Love it!
     

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