How to Use Classroom Reward Coupons and LOVE it! {FREEBIE}

Are you looking for a BETTER way to efficiently manage classroom behaviors?  Do you want something that will fit with any behavior management plan that you currently have in place?  Something that is easy to use, low-prep, no money rewards that students love?  Look no further than the tried and true CLASSROOM REWARD COUPONS!

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Classroom reward coupons can easily be added to ANY management system you have in place or replace what you are already using!  Who doesn't like that???

👍 Use a stop light system?  Allow this to be your reward for all greens.
👍 Use Class-Dojo?  Allow this to be a reward when they reach a certain amount of points.
👍 Want to use reward coupons exclusively?  Pass these out for good behavior, catch ya being good rewards, or table points!

This is EXACTLY why I LOVE these because they are so versatile! Say buh-bye treasure box days and spending money filling it!

Now we all know we need something EASY, that students can be in charge of at any grade level.  As teachers, we have enough on our plates.  I have a system that will allow the students to take charge with very little work from me as a teacher.

Keep reading to find out how I set-up and manage this easy-peasy system!

1. CLASSROOM REWARD COUPONS SET-UP

{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

  • I suggest printing on card stock and laminating for durability.  This will help you use your reward coupons year after year.  I have been using mine for 4 years now!
  • I teach 2nd grade.  2nd graders all the way down to Kindergarteners are visual learners. Therefore, my set-up includes baseball sheets that students can SEE the actual coupon.  Each section has multiple copies of the reward coupons.  All these coupons are then placed in a 3-ring binder.
{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

  • For older students, you have more options.  You may house them in a file card organizer or find a drawer holder to house all your tickets.  You might even be able to just have them paper clipped together and have students just take one.  Base it off of your needs, but the binder system I use would also work for you :)
  • Place your binder in an easy accessible location.  I also keep the old school Vis-a-vis pens in a pencil pouch inside the binder (more on why these specific pens later).  I keep mine in my writing center because there is room there for my banker and purchaser.
{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

  • Students will also need a way to store their classroom reward coupons.  Library card pockets, pencil pouches/boxes, late work bins and mailboxes are all options.  Find what works for you!  I use their pencil pouches that we use for Pencil Wars.  Students are all about that pouch!
{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

2. IMPLEMENT YOUR SYSTEM

This is where we will differ on how to use these, and THAT'S OK!  You use these classroom reward coupons the best way that will fit your needs!  My partner teacher uses these rewards exclusive.  Her class looks like this:
  • Quietest table for math - get a coupon
  • Showed a growth mindset - get a coupon
  • Get an A on a test - get a coupon
  • And MANY more ways!!!!!
The students LOVE the constant rewards they are given and the IMMEDIATE reward.  It helps students to TRY and be the quietest table next time or stop complaining on an assignment. 


I use Class-Dojo in the classroom and I like to incorporate counting money into my management system.  It's a bit more complicated.  So my reward system looks like this: 

  • Students earn Dojo points for anything from completing classwork to winning a game to manners.
  • Students trade in those Dojo points for classroom money.  This is where my change came from a standard token economy.  The "shopping" from a prize box took FOREVER!  Can you feel me???  Now my students take their money and cash them in for the reward coupons. Each coupon costs $20 but this would adjust to how often you give points.  This has saved SO MUCH TIME since students pretty much already know what coupon they want.   You would be surprised that they are very much creatures of habit! 
{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

As you can see, these are TWO VERY DIFFERENT ways to use reward coupons in the classroom, but each very much effective.  The secret with both of these management systems is CHOICE.  Yes, CHOICE!  Students are in charge of their behavior, learning, and reward.  

3. THEY EARNED THE CLASSROOM REWARD COUPONS, NOW WHAT?

Again, this might differ on how you implement your behavior system.  My partner teacher allows her students to go to the binder after every lesson block.  Students are in and out all day. 

In my room, students are paid out their money on Fridays.  During our silent reading time students will go and collect their coupons.  Only 1 student is allowed up at the binder at a time, they go in class number order, and my "banker" helps to collect the money.

Each student walks up, pays the banker, chooses their coupon, and removes it from the pocket.  Remember that Vis-a-vis marker?  They are perfect for students to write their names on the back of the coupons, of course only if the coupons are laminated.  The marker goes on and does not wipe off easily.  That way if a coupon were to get lost, we know who it belongs to.  Done! 

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{Freebie} Are you thinking about implementing classroom reward coupons for your behavior management plan?  Say good-bye to spending money on treasure boxes and hello fun!  Students of all ages love this positive reinforcement because they are given a choice.  Use classroom reward coupons for all elementary grade levels - kindergarten, first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and homeschoolers.  There is a reward for everyone!  #classroomrewardcoupons #classroomrewardselementary

Have you used reward coupons in your classroom? How have they worked for you?  What is your set-up like?  Share your knowledge below!

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