This management/student motivation idea seemed pretty genius to me. The teacher has 2 jars – one full of Starburst candy, and another empty jar. When a student earns a piece of candy, they write their name on the wrapper (using a permanent marker) and drop the wrapper into the empty jar. The she draws one wrapper from the jar each month for an extra special prize. This saves a lot of time cutting out slips of paper and you can pretty much choose any candy with a decent wrapper. Candies that won’t melt seem to work the best (so you have a relatively clean wrapper to write on).
BRILLIANT!! Plus no papers end up inside the desk pockets!
Thanks! I thought this teacher was a genius too!