This year I’m implementing a new incentive system in my classroom and I cannot wait to get it started with my students! I learned about this system from Hope King, a teacher at the Ron Clark Academy, blogger, and overall Queen of Education. Students receive keys for going above and beyond with their behavior and academics. At the end of each month they get to see if their keys unlock the lock. If it does, they will get to participate in the monthly reward with the other key winners. Hope has the best explanation of how she set up this system in her classroom over on her blog. She also has a video tutorial and a freebie on her Teachers Pay Teachers site! Instead of repeating all of her fabulous ideas and instructions, hop on over to her site to get your magic started!
My system looks pretty similar, except I use six locks instead of twelve. I found my locks at Dollar Tree, the frame on amazon, and six small wooden boxes at A.C. Moore. I can’t wait to get started with this exciting experience for my students next month!