Tickets for Behavior

Wow, it’s been a while since I have posted.  Sorry it’s been so long.  I start a ticket system with my students on the first day of school.  Each student starts off with five tickets in a baggie.  As the students earn tickets for good behavior they keep them in their baggies.  At the end of the week the students would trade tickets in to go to the treasure box.  The students were getting bored with the items in the treasure box, so I thought up and found some ideas online to bruce up the ticket trading process.  The biggest change I made was for the students that were making bad decisions.  I started having them pay me a ticket from their ticket bag.  This visual helped most of the students make better choices.  Every Friday the students traded their tickets in on coupons if they were ready to make a trade.  I called the students up one table at a time to trade in their tickets.

I created a poster using brite pockets and glued a coupon to the front so the students could

see their choices.  I gave the students two choices for each amount of tickets.

For five tickets the students can trade for candy coupon or  silly hat or socks coupon.  For ten tickets the choice is  fluffy friend coupon or  treasure box coupon.  Fifteen tickets is calendar helper coupon or  slippers coupon.  Twenty tickets is  music coupon or  Line leader coupon.  For twenty-five tickets  free art coupon or marker coupon.  Thirty tickets is  computer coupon or pencil sharpener coupon.  For thirty-five tickets  library coupon or  sit by a friend coupon.  For forty tickets  read to kinder coupon or show and tell coupon.  Forty-five tickets free choice coupon or  extra recess coupon.  For fifty tickets no shoes coupon or sonic slush coupon.  I skipped to Seventy-Five tickets  special place coupon or  teachers helper coupon.  Then, the last choice is 100 tickets teacher desk coupon or  lunch date coupon.  Enjoy!!!


Bucket Filling

A few years ago my principal read the book Have you Filled a Bucket Today?  I loved the book.  I wasn’t sure how to use the book in my class.  I came across many bucket filling ideas on Pinterest.  The Monday after Spring Break I read the book to the class and we had a huge discussion about how we need to fill each others buckets. My students have really enjoyed it. I thought I would use my door so that the students would see the display each and every time they walked out of the room.  I bought the posters and the brite pockets at the local teacher supply store.  I bought a bucket to hang on the door handle from the dollar bin at Target, to hold the bucket filling cards that the students fill out.  Enjoy bucket filling.  We are!!
My Bucketfiller slips   Blank Cut Outs for Kids