Clipboard Chore Chart - This is a great idea. Clipboards for chores right in plain sight. They get a "bonus buck" for completing the tasks without being asked. I've been looking for a good chore chart idea and I just found it!
"Here’s a few ways to really notice your child. By notice, I really mean appreciate. By appreciate, I mean fall in love with them all over again day after day after day." Like the idea of the gratitude journal.
Extra chores for when kids are naughty, whiney, tattle-taling, etc.what a great idea. Maybe call it the consequence jar, have white papers for older kids and pink for younger ones! Be great to also have a rewards jar for extra good behavior!
I like the idea of giving students candy treats with cute notes for test days. This helps give them some energy power to do their test, and helps students with test taking anxiety. The positive notes starts the test day off on a good foot.
Aubergine Leather Challenge Size Backgammon Set by Geoffrey Parker.
Tales of the Grade Teacher: ISTEP Day 2 Treats & Sayings to Motivate Test Takers. A perfect way to break the ice for those with test anxiety! I was one of those and something to nibble on always helped!