I can still remember my second grade teacher, Mrs. Dunn, putting marbles in our class marble jar when the whole class did something good. I loved it! I promised myself that when I was a teacher, I would carry on the same tradition with my class.
When we filled our marble jar, we would always have a popcorn party, which we loved. These days, food parties are getting harder and harder with allergies and Covid-19 restrictions. I created my own marble jar rewards system that is snack-free.
When the whole class is well behaved, I put a few marbles in the jar. It adds up quickly! Then, when the whole jar is filled with marbles, we roll one dice to see what their reward will be. If we roll a one, the kids get extra recess. If we roll a two, they get to bring in a stuffed animal, and so on! It’s super fun and easy! I hope your class enjoys it as much as mine!
I recommend getting the marbles and two jars at a store such as Dollar Tree, Five Below, or something similar.
Click here to check out my Marble Jar Rewards Chart!