This is an idea I got from my supervising teacher during my internship. On my board there are 10 stars. Throughout a lesson a class has to earn all 10 stars in order to receive some sort of reward. I love this system because students have to work as a group in order to earn the stars. I may push a star up for students entering the room properly and getting right to work or maybe for someone asking an awesome question, there are lots of ways to earn them.
The reward has varied over the six years I've taught. Here are a few:
1. Sticker on the chart, earn so many stickers receive a music party.
2. Earn a paw (our school-wide behavior system at the time)
3. Earn end of the year centers
While all of these have worked in the past, this year I'm ready for a change. We are doing away with our school wide behavior management system, so Paws are out this year. I think I'm going to do some sort of ticket system. Earn 10 stars, your class gets to place a ticket in the jar with your teachers name on it. At the end of each month, Mrs. Quezada draws a name and that group will be the Spotlight Performers for the month.
I like that this idea revolves solely around music. If your class is selected as the Spotlight Performers, you have the chance to share the skills you have been working so hard to learn.
Here is a post about how I've done Spotlight Performers in the past. Once I have my tickets and jar together, I'll post a picture!