student "checkbooks"

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  1. tb71

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    I'm considering giving the students "checkbooks" they can earn "money" for test grades, behavior etc. and lose money, they'll have to write me a check when they don't have supplies, behavior etc. I'm not sure if I should give them a beginning balance or not and if so how much. Also, at the end of the 9wks I would like to have stuff they can buy...any suggest that won't cost me a fortune?
    Thanks!!
     
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    THis is how my 12th grade economics classwas run...sort of...each day of being in class we were paid $7 or some thing...then each test grade had a dollar value as well as HW assignments...we need x amount of dollars to buy an A, B, C, D...I thought it was great!
     
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    Do you remember what the prizes were? I want to get the students something they would work hard to get.
     
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    Our prizes were our quarter grade!
     
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    BUt we were in 12th grade so thinking differently than a 6th grader
     
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    You're right...most of my 6th graders aren't concerned with their grades as much as their parents are. I'm thinking maybe a homework pass, computer time, lunch outside with a friend...these are a few things I could do at no cost.
     
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    If you're not a control freak (I am), you could have them write your daily stuff on the board. Learning targets, daily agenda, etc. I know my kids would have loved to do that and then add "So-and-So wrote this!" at the bottom.

    Extra hall passes?

    You can get a huge assortment of pencils from Oriental Trading, and let them buy pencils. Same thing with erasers and pencil sharpeners.

    How will you make sure that they're not paying themselves?
     
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    Great idea--letting the students write the agenda on the board. I had several that love that last year. Aas far as paying themselves...I hadn't thought of that but I'm thinking I could initial their entries. Hmmm...something to think about
     
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    great idea...lots of leg work though...if you know the students their may be one especially responsible one to at least do the initialling for you!
     
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    Good idea. I know it sounds like lots of leg work...I'm trying to make it as simple as possible. If you have any ideas on that, please feel free to share.
     

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