To try and simulate an hourly job, students now have time cards in my classroom. Every class they have with me, they must initial their time card at the beginning and end of class. Students then are "paid" based on the following: signing in and out, following directions, and demonstrating respect for their teacher and classmates. I am able to deduct money from students' pay if they do not following the before-mentioned criteria, and am also able to give students bonuses if they go above and beyond expectations! Every other week students are given a paycheck which they then enter on an online checking account to help them keep track. Students are then able to use the money they have saved up for various prizes. Students who are able to save up $1,000 get to go out to lunch with Mrs. Gray (on her!) at the mall during lunch break on the day of their choosing! This is a fun and realistic way to enforce money management, job skills, and proper classroom behavior.
We were able to find some time during exam week to celebrate the Christmas season! We had a great time with a hot chocolate bar and treats, a white elephant gift exchange, and watching Elf. It was the perfect way to have some fun during what can be a stressful week.
Coffee Biz- Promo Video
Students made and sold Halloween treats to teachers. They added this on their Coffee Biz ordering form for the high school staff. We ended up having to make 280 individual pieces! It was challenging, and we had to use quite a bit of problem-solving to overcome a few obstacles. Overall, it was a great experience for students! See some pictures below.