I was wondering if anyone knows of a really good reward system for personal behavior...On Monday I'll be an add on teacher for 24 5th graders. They are coming from 4 classrooms with 4 very different management systems. :help: I'm trying to blend them together-- but along with adding rewards, I really like kids to be able to keep track & know how they're doing. Some of the teachers who do that, they let the students earn "Recess". Now, I have recess duty, so it's not that I don't want to give up my time, but...I feel recess is very important for the kids. I don't feel like it should be earned. Much like a break at work isn't earned. It's there. I did one system in a 3rd grade class where I gave the students cubes on their desk... if they broke a rule or were not minding, I would have them put a cube on my desk. At the end of the day I'd go around & refill the cubes that were missing, and color in how many cubes they had left on a little chart at their desk. When it was all filled, they could trade their chart in for a candy bar. (Took at LEAST a month). I love this, but I realized I don't have any manipulatives in my room. No cubes. I'd go purchase some... but I'm not sure if this is too young for them. Thoughts? For a class incentive, I'm doing a marble jar. And for homework (which has been a problem, I guess) I made a "Homeworkopoly" board game. Has anyone done this system? How did it work?