I am so excited to be working on a discipline system for my new grade level! This past year I used the clip chart with my 2nd graders and it was a wonderful tool.
Here is the ebook that taught me how to use the clip chart. It wasn't my idea, by any means!
I am happy to say that I found some excellent resources for the classroom economy concept! I was lucky enough to hear Rafe Esquith speak at our beginning of the year school district kickoff 2 years ago. He was so inspiring! Watch this video to see what I am going to do this coming year.
I was doing some internet research because I love this concept. I wanted to see what materials were available and what I would need to make.
Beth Newingham, who is a great teacher, blogs for Scholastic and shares her take on the Classroom Economy.
Mrs. Hillman also shares her ideas here.
I hit the jackpot, though, when I found this website:
This is a website that is FREE! An investment management company got together with Mr. Esquith and developed resources that anyone can use. It is amazing! I can't wait!
Here is my breakdown for my class next year.
I have also come up with a calendar. The website says that payday, fines, bonuses, and the auction can be spread out through the month or all on one day. I decided it would be the last Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each month. Here is my calendar:
MyClassroomEconomy.org has a step-by-step procedure for preparing the materials, teaching the concepts, and letting the system work itself. I am so glad I found this wonderful resource!!!!
When I am able to get into my room (beginning to middle of August) I will post more about setting this up. Stay tuned!