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Classroom Economy

Classroom Management 

shop78girl

Junior Member
I was thinking of doing a classroom economy this year, but I dont really know where to start. Does anyone do this in their classrooms? What works and what doesn't work? Any advice would be very helpful!
 
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A.J.Teach

Senior Member
I would give my students an amount each week ($15) and then they would get paid 5 dollars for classroom jobs. If they did extra credit they got 5 to 10 dollars. They pay fines for not doing work, getting behavior tickets, not bringing back notes from home. Sometimes when they got pencil crazy I would charge them for new pencils in the morning or to sharpen them. Then each month they could spend their money. I would have things like pencils, bouncy balls, (I used to do candy and mini cans of pop), books, dollar store things, laminated pictures from dollar store animal calendars ( a cheap favorite). I would make these things cost alot. For the more expensive they had to spend $100 and I would go down to $25. It is an investment, but it worked for me. I did it for alot of years.
 

South Paw

Full Member
Here's what I did

I just googled classroom economy. I looked at what other teachers have done and than I adapted it to my needs. And I've changed it as needed. The kids really enjoy it and the parents are very supported.
 

teacher226

Full Member
Steph, I checked out your classroom page and read the explaination for your classroom economy and it looks great! One question: do you start each month with a certain amount of money in each student's account?
 

StephR

Senior Member
teacher226

No, the students don't get a set amount each month. They have what they have in their wallet and that is it. Students earn money daily just by coming to school on time, staying on Green Card, doing their classroom jobs, etc...so they really don't need a monthly boost, you know? If they waste their money (or lose it because of poor behavior choices) they go into debt when they can't pay rent. This must be worked off by doing "overtime" after school or in the cafeteria.
 
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