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Classroom Reward System

OVERVIEW
I would prefer to reward us for the things we do correctly than discipline us the times we mess up. Each day you have an opportunity to earn points that lead up to a reward. They will be tallied on the board. Here are the opportunities that exist for classroom-wide rewards:
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ENTERING THE ROOM SILENTLY WORKING ON DO NOW SILENTLY TAKING NOTES/DISCUSSING RESPECTFULLY
WORKING IN GROUPS COOPERATIVELY CONCLUDING CLASS APPROPRIATELY AND ON TIME

**I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD POINTS FOR SEEING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR AND
ALSO TO ERASE POINTS IF THE CLASS FAILS TO MEET CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS

HOMEROOM/SOCIAL STUDIES
For meeting each of these expectations, the class as a whole will earn a point. These points will be cumulative, meaning they add up, and work towards a bigger goal each month. 1) Laptop usage every Thursday (15 points) a. On a weekly basis, you will earn the right to make use of our laptops. Laptops will be used for webquests online research assignments. Failure to reach 15 means you will be reading independently from the text. 2) Choice of music with Newspapers (20 points) a. Every Friday we will read newspapers after the weekly quiz. On a weekly basis, you may earn an opportunity to choose the music that we listen to. Otherwise you get classical! 3) Choice of Groups on Unit Project (if we earn rewards 1 and 2 each week) a. Each unit (for example, our first unit is the Civil War) will conclude with an independent research project, completed by groups of 3. If we reach the goals outlined by 1 and 2 for the entire unit, you will be allowed to choose your group members. 4) If we earn 1-3 in a given unit, you will earn the right to watch a movie that is related to our topic of study. Teacher choice.

Classroom Reward System


MATH CLASS
For meeting each of these expectations, the class as a whole will earn a point. These points will be cumulative, meaning they add up, and work towards a bigger goal each month. 1) Laptop usage every Friday (20 points) a. On a weekly basis, you will earn the right to make use of our laptops. Use of the laptops will be for either vocabulary review or a skill review. 2) Free point on the Quiz (25 points) a. Every Friday we will assess the weeks skills. As a class, if we earn the right number of points, I will award everyone a free point on the most recent quiz. 3) Choice of Group Test (if we earn rewards 1 and 2 each week) a. We will take a unit assessment approximately every four weeks. If we earn every possible laptop day and free point, then you will be given the option of taking the test as a group of four rather than individually.

REMINDERS
I encourage us to work as a group to earn these rewards. Please note, that these rewards are CLASSWIDE. We can only earn them if everyone agrees to follow the established procedures. Individually, you are still accountable for your actions. Failure to earn these rewards will not only affect the class, but you are responsible for any consequences faced as a result of your decisions. These are the rewards for the month of August. I encourage you to brainstorm other possible rewards and share them with me on YOUR time.