I teach music/band and I am having trouble with my 7-8 band. I have a points system for grading. Each day they start out with ten points (100%). I told them that each day they have a 100%, whether or not they want to keep it is up to them. I take away points for disruption (playing out of turn, talking out of turn, talking back, etc), and disrespect shown towards me or any other student. Lately I have noticed that the students are trying to get their points taken away so see who has the lowest grade at the end of the day. I talked to them about it today at the end of rehearsal, and stressed that fact that is was immature, and that they were only hurting themselves. I told them they needed to grow up! I am hoping that they will get a clue once they see their report cards, I have low C's and in band that is a bad bad grade! I just wanted to know if any of you other teachers have experienced anything like this before?? What you did to help render the problem or solved the issues relating to this kind of poor behavior! I am a first year teacher and I am feeling very confused on this one, any suggestions would help! Thanks, have a happy Thanksgiving!