Today I am sharing my positive pirate reward system that I have slooooooooowly put together!
First I changed my classroom expectations to be shorter and more to the point. I borrowed these from Cindy Golden, author of The Special Educator's Toolkit.
Hallway expectations are posted and removable, this makes it easier to display and review with students just before they walk out the door. I do this EVERY TIME. Now they tell and SHOW me what it says.
The students choose and color a pirate to represent themselves on the map.
This map is on the back of two file cabinets sitting side by side. The pirates have magnets on the back making them easy to move.
At the top of the map is the Treasure Chest.
This has been a fun and motivating way to reward behavior. The treasure is composed of a wide variety of objects mostly coming from yard sales and thrift stores. There is only one of many of these items, so students are allowed to choose their favorite and it is placed into a bag with their name. This gives them a more tangible goal.
I hope this gives you some new ideas, please comment and let me know some of your ideas,