Friday, February 24, 2012

Classroom Token Economy

I was recently working in a 6th grade classroom and was surprised at what a great classroom token economy system they had! The students were in charge of balancing their money sheets and had it on their desks at all times. No physical "classroom money" was handed out. Instead, they kept track on their own with a balance sheet. The teacher would simply say "fine" or "add" and then tell them how much based on what they were doing. At the end of each quarter, the teacher holds a live auction with many fun things for the class (toys, gift certificates, etc.) and they get a chance to spend their "money" there. I was so impressed with this class. Give it a try and see if it works for you!

 Upload " Ways to Earn Money" sheet HERE

 Upload "Fines" sheet HERE

 Upload "Balance" sheet HERE

Example of a filled out balance sheet
Students decorate a folder to keep their balance sheet in.