HAPPY SUMMER to those teachers on Sept-June schedules My mind is already working and brainstorming for next year! YIKES! I teach 5th grade and I am going into my 2nd year. My first year I tried a system of adding marbles to a jar if the class had a "good day" that was very broad and I found myself punishing the whole class for one or two students' actions. NO FAIR I know. Then I eventually gave up b/c in all honesty, I had a GREAT class and they were always well behaved and motivated to learn, I don't think I will be that lucky forever! I have always been interested in a TICKET SYSTEM, where if I see someone doing a good deed, working hard, getting a compliment, etc. I would hand out tickets. On Fridays I would pick a ticket from the jar and award a prize.... Has anyone done this system or seen it in action? Does it work?? Pros and cons?? Any other ideas that you have done that would work well for a 5th grade room. I really appreciate the insight, so THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !!