Favorite (FREE) Student Reward Incentives!

Monday, February 2, 2015
My class LOVES buying positive rewards with their classroom dollars.  In the beginning of the school year, I set up my classroom economy based on Stephanie's (my amazing co-worker) series of posts for doing just that.  See how to do it here:  Teaching in Room 6.  

After the students start earning money in their banking accounts, they are ready to buy, buy, buy!  Today, I am going to share with you 6 rewards that I have found are the MOST popular with my students and that work best for me as a teacher.   And the 6 different types of passes are...
1. Sound of Music Pass
This award allows the student to bring their IPod from home OR I let them use my laptop to listen to Pandora while they are doing their independent work.  This one is a HIT! 

2. Board Games Pass
This award allows the students to involve 3 other class members.  They can bring a board game from home, and I let them play for about 45 minutes on the picnic table right outside my classroom. This award is popular because they can bring 3 of their friends and who doesn't love board games?  

3. Show "N" Tell Pass
5th Graders STILL love Show "N" TEll.  Certain kids are dying to bring something from home to share.  The most recent "sharer" brought in pictures of their latest trip to Costa Rica.  The other kids LOVED seeing the pictures (and I did too!)

4. Free Assignment Pass
Students buy this to get out of doing one in-class assignment (NOT a no homework pass.)  Students really want these because they can choose the assignment to not do. (And they can sit back and relax for  a few minutes!)

5. Computer Pass/Drawing Pass
Students can play educational games OR draw for the amount of minutes I am auctioning off (usually 30.)  The artists and techy students usually compete for this one!  

I LOVE these because the students are motivated to work for them and they do not cost me anything out of my own pocket.  I mean, how many $ have I spent at the Dollar store buying rewards for my treasure basket?  Hundreds!!! Never again though. :)
Download the passes by clicking on the pic below!

Buying Procedures
A few years ago, my friend and coworker Debbie shared with me an amazing idea~a Friday auction!  I love and have been using this auction idea on Fridays because it is much easier than having every student come to the classroom store to buy something AND it takes much less time.  Plus, I only auction 1 of the passes (of each type) a week. This way, the students REALLY have to work at saving their money in order to "buy" them!

Friday Procedure
1. After students calculate how much money they have earned, I tell the students, "We are auctioning off the _____ pass. If 
you are interested in buying this pass stand up."
2.  I start saying dollar amounts, 25$-50$ Etc...
3. Students sit down if they can not afford the pass OR if they do not want to spend that much.
4. The highest bidder gets the pass and subtracts the amount from their checking account.

Do you have ideas about FREE rewards for your students?
Best Wishes and Happy Teaching!


  1. This is genius!!! Keeping a stock of student incentives can be so expensive and time consuming. This is a way better alternative. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this! We do a classroom economy for a couple of weeks in conjunction with our social studies unit. (second grade) I ask the parents to send in any little "treasures" they would like to get rid of and we use that at our store. We have raffle tickets for getting our class mascot (stuffed animal) at the end of the year. Like the auction idea, though and will give it a try this year!!

  3. America is incredibly fast five-year-old girl http://www.miraclemolecule.co.uk who dressed in costume, with a cartoon card, stand up ray ban outlet online straight, feet put into a pigeon, ray ban outlet online I'm sorry her name, cheap ray ban sunglasses online cheap pimple look at her intestines are like a knot. But why this person thinks really fuckin sick. cheap anxious to kick kick her death, ray ban outlet online but it put a ray ban outlet online sincere smile.

  4. Sara Saeed Movers and Packers provides relocation services in Dubai and across UAE. We are one of the best house, office and furniture movers and packers Dubai.

  5. I really appreciate the efforts you put into reviewing these useful resources.

    Also checkout our 2017 New Year Celebration new collections.

  6. Ultimate article post in this blog. Thanks for sharing to us. It can help a lot to improve our knowledge
    Gone are the days when a business laid down an annual sum to have its information listed in the Yellow Pages. These days it’s crucial for all businesses to instead prominently list themselves in online directories.AIR pros is a directory of service companies in your area with a geolocation system, automatic translation of the content.The site is optimized to facilitate the referencing of referenced companies.You can search for companies by department or city and look at their profile before contacting them.

  7. I really enjoyed reading this blog. I like and appreciate your work. Keep up the good work. Advanced Thermal Solutions

  8. Very nice and helpful information that you have shared.. keep it up ..
    movers and packers in Dubai

  9. We have experienced workers for the House painting service in Dubai, Room painting service dubai, and Room painting service dubai. If you need a House painting service, an interior painting company, and an Outdoor house painting service? Just contact our Eagle Technical services LLC for a House painting service.

  10. Mirza Ijaz Electrical Devices repairing is the high profile company of Toshiba tv repair Dubai, Toshiba LED TV repair Dubai. Our technicians are able to affordable and reputable service that will willingly make house calls. We are also able to provide the door step service on the same day.

  11. Valuable іnformation. Lucky me Ⅰ foᥙnd your web site unintentionally, аnd I am shocked why this accident did not happened in advance! І bookkmarked it.
    Pakistan Cargo Dubai

  12. best movers in dubai are highly beneficial for us as they not help us in relocation with ease but also make your move fun. Quick Box Storage is the moving companies in Dubai that can handle and pack any delicate and heavy item with much ease. We have personally experienced movers in dubai and have immense knowledge about movers and packers in Dubai.

  13. This comment has been removed by the author.

  14. Do you know how to Turn your home into smart home? Don't worry about it. Check out it link and get full information.

  15. 'A' level Math is more important than you think (Know-how). Do you know if not then visit the link and check out the information.

  16. 5 Steps to Get a Business Loan for a Small Business in singapore. Just check out it and get the more information about business loan for small business.

  17. Diaphragm Operated Control Valves—What You Need To Know. Just check out to know more about diaphragm operated control valves.

  18. We are the most experienced company in Dubai for TV repair services Dubai that offer the comfort level service on your own home. We are a well-trained TV repair Dubai Company that provides you responsive, timely, and professional service.

  19. Why is Singapore's Primary Math Tuition the best?. Check out our blog and get the reason about primary math tuition the best.

  20. HOW TO GET THE BEST WEIGHT LOSS WITH TCM in Singapore? Check out our blog and get information about it.


Please leave a comment! I love to hear what my readers think of the posts. :) Thanks in advance!

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top