March 26, 2013

Easter Egg Management

Around this time of year I find my kiddos need a little extra motivation to make smart choices. Spring break is right around the corner for us, and I thought I'd switch things up a little bit to keep things fresh (translation: help me survive until spring break).

I typed up little rewards I thought my students would love and put them in plastic Easter eggs. My students can earn an Easter egg for getting the most points on Class Dojo or earning three AR points in a day. I also sometimes choose someone to get a bonus egg (someone who showed a lot of improvement, someone who was extra nice, pretty much whatever I choose).

My students have LOVED this! They are so excited to try to earn the Easter eggs. They love the variety of rewards and it's so fun to watch them all try so hard. It's also cheap and easy for me. They get so excited opening up their egg to see which reward is inside!

Here are the rewards I've been using:

Pillow for a day
Prize drawer
Treasure box
You and 3 friends can choose a new avatar (Class Dojo)
Audio book during AR
You and a friend can come inside to play a game during recess
Rolling chair for a day
Free book
Positive note home
Move desks for a day

It's simple, but it works!

I am linking up with Holly from Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried It Tuesday Linky.


  1. I love this simple idea for rewarding good behavior! I also need to check out class dojo. Everyone keeps talking about it. Is it a lot of management on your part?

    I have been thinking about spicing up my behavior system a little bit after spring break and this might be just what I needed. Thank you so much for linking up!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)