Friday Review

Friday, November 25, 2016

Free or Inexpensive Rewards for Individual Students

Elementary/Younger Students

1, Assist the custodian

2. Assist with morning announcements over the PA system

3. Be a helper in another classroom

4. Be featured on a photo recognition board

5. Be recognized during announcements

6. Be the first one in the lunch line

7. Be the leader of a class game

8. Be the line leader or the caboose

9. Be the scout (Person who goes ahead of class to tell the special teacher they are on the way)

10. Be the teacher's helper for the day

11. Borrow the principal’s chair for the day

12. Buzz cut a design in an agreeable male’s head

13. Choose a book for the teacher to read aloud to the class

14. Choose any class job for the week

15. Choose music for the class to hear

16. Choose the game during physical education

17. Choose which homework problem the teacher will give the answer to for a freebie

18. Cut the principal’s tie off and have your picture featured on a bulletin board with the neck part of the tie as the frame. Keep the tip for a souvenir.

19. Dance to favorite music in the classroom

20. Design a class/school bulletin board

21. Design and make a bulletin board

22. Do half of an assignment

23. Draw on the chalkboard

24. Draw on a small white board at desk

25. Draw pictures on the chalkboard while the teacher reads to the class (illustrating the story being read)

26. Duct tape the principal to the wall during lunch or an assembly

27. Earn a free pass to a school event or game

28. Earn a gift certificate to the school store or book fair

29. Earn a pass to the zoo, aquarium, or museum

30. Earn a trophy, plaque, ribbon or certificate

31. Earn an item such as a Frisbee, hula hoop, jump rope, paddleball or sidewalk chalk, which promote physical activity

32. Earn extra computer time

33. Earn extra credit

34. Earn free tutoring time from the teacher (spelling secrets, math secrets, writing secrets)

35. Earn play money to be used for privileges

36. Earn points for good behavior to “buy” unique rewards (e.g. Autographed items with special meaning or lunch with the teacher)

37. Earn the privilege of emailing a parent at work telling of accomplishments

38. Eat lunch outdoors with the class

39. Eat lunch with a teacher or principal

40. Eat lunch with an invited adult (grandparent, aunt, uncle)

41. Eat with a friend in the classroom (with the teacher)

42. Enjoy a positive visit with the principal

43. Enjoy class outdoors for the whole class

44. Enter a drawing for donated prizes among students who meet certain grade standards

45. Get “free choice” time at the end of the day

46. Get a “no homework” pass

47. Get a drink from the cold water fountain (There is always one fountain that is better)

48. Get a flash cards set printed from a computer

49. Get a video store or movie theatre coupon

50. Get extra art time

51. Go on a walking field trip (earn privilege for whole class)

52. Go to the library to select a book to read

53. Have a drawing lesson

54. Have a free serving of milk

55. Have a teacher read a special book to the entire class

56. Have an extra recess

57. Have teacher share a special skill (e.g. Sing)

58. Have the teacher make a positive phone call home

59. Help in a lower level class

60. Keep a stuffed animal at desk

61. Learn how to do something special on the computer- like graphics or adding sound

62. Learn how to draw something that looks hard, but with help is easy

63. Listen to music while working

64. Listen with a headset to a book on audiotape

65. Make deliveries to the office

66. Name put on scrolling marquee with a specific message “Emily Jones says smile and eat your veggies.”

67. Operate the remote for a PowerPoint lesson

68. Pick a game at recess that everyone plays including the teacher

69. Play a computer game

70. Play a favorite game or puzzle

71. Read a book to the class

72. Read morning announcements

73. Read outdoors

74. Read to a younger class

75. Receive a “mystery pack” (gift-wrapped items such as a notepad, folder, puzzle, sports cards, etc.)

76. Receive a 5-minute chat break at the end of the class or at the end of the day

77. Receive a note of recognition from the teacher or principal

78. Receive a plant, seeds and a pot for growing

79. Receive art supplies, coloring books, glitter, bookmarks, rulers, stencils, stamps, pens, pencils, erasers and other school supplies

80. Receive verbal praise

81. Select a paper back book to take home to read from the teacher’s personal library

82. Sit at the teacher's desk for the day or a set amount of time

83. Sit next to the teacher during story time

84. Sit with a friend at lunch, assembly, etc.

85. Take a free homework pass

86. Take a trip to the treasure box (non-food items such as water bottles, stickers, key chains, temporary tattoos, yo-yo’s, bubbles, spider rings, charms and pencil toppers)

87. Take care of the class animal

88. Take class animal home for school vacation time

89. Take home a class game for a night

90. Teach the class a favorite game

91. Teach the class a math lesson

92. Use colored chalk

93. Use the teacher's chair

94. Walk with a teacher during lunch

95. Watch a video instead of recess

96. Work as the Principal apprentice for 20 minutes

97. Work in the lunchroom

98. Write with a marker for the day

99. Write with a special pen for the day

100. Write with a special pencil for the day


Secondary Students

1. Adult volunteers to write a job recommendation for the student

2. All school party on the weekend with different venues for all interests: (students with zero ODR’s get to come) Have parents sponsor and chaperone:

  • Dance area
  • Basketball area
  • Game board area
  • Conversation pit
  • Graffiti wall (piece of sheetrock painted white with sharpies of various colors)
  • Karaoke area
  • Computer animation area

3. Assisting Coach for any sport

4. Assisting PTO to develop ways to reward teachers who go out of their way to help students

5. Chance to go to grade school and teach students about a topic of interest

6. Choosing to do a PowerPoint for the class on a particular subject of interest

7. Choosing what assignment the class does for homework

8. Designing theme for school dance, ice cream social, game night

9. Dress as the school mascot during a game

10. Earning the chance to be the water/towel person at a sporting event

11. Earning the chance to do stagecraft for any school performance (lights, stage design, props)

12. Earning the chance to scoreboard assist at a game

13. Eating lunch with a preferred adult

14. Free entrance to a dance

15. Free entrance to a football, basketball, etc. game

16. Free library pass to research a topic of interest

17. Getting a postcard in the mail telling parents what teachers admire most about their child

18. Getting to apprentice at one of the business partners with the school (grocery store, bank, etc.) on the weekend.

19. Getting to buzz cut a design in the principal’s hair (custodian’s hair)

20. Getting to cut the principal’s tie off (use loop to frame student’s face on a bulletin board of fame)

21. Getting to duct tape the principal to the wall

22. Getting to scoop food at the cafeteria for a lunch period (social opportunity)

23. Getting to shoot a video about the school’s expectations to show on CC TV

24. Hall pass to leave class 5 minutes early and go by the coldest water fountain

25. Help from an adult of choice on a class they are struggling with (Free tutoring)

26. Homework free night

27. Learning how to do something of interest on the computer (animation, graphics, CAD)

28. Learning how to play chess

29. Learning how to play sports even if they didn’t make the team

30. Learning how to run the light board or sound booth for a school performance

31. Let student make a bulletin board in the front hall highlighting an event of choice

32. Make the morning announcements

33. Office aid for a period

34. Opportunity to be part of a brainstorming adult team at the school

35. Opportunity to eat lunch outdoors at a special table

36. Opportunity to eat lunch with a parent or grandparent at a special table

37. Opportunity to introduce the players over the PA during a home game

38. Opportunity to shadow business owner for a day- credit for writing about the experience

39. Opportunity to shadow the principal for an hour or the day

40. Opportunity to take care of lab animals in Science class

41. Opportunity to wear jeans instead of school uniform for a day

42. Principal grills hotdogs for students who have 0 tardies in the month & this student helps

43. Privilege of leaving book in class overnight instead of having to lug to locker

44. Privilege of seeing embarrassing photo of adult that no one else sees (Senior Portrait)

45. Reserved seating at a school play for student and five friends

46. Send home a postcard about positive things the student has done this week

47. Serve as a student ambassador if visitors come to the school

48. Serving as a “page” for a local politician for the day

49. Serving as a door greeter for a parent night at school with a badge of honor to wear

50. Singing karaoke during lunch (approved songs)

51. Sit at score table in basketball game

52. Sit in score box at a football game

53. Sitting in the teacher’s chair for the period

54. Special parking preference for a day

55. Special recognition at any school event- Guest DJ one song at dance etc.

56. Special seating at lunch table with friends

57. Student gets to pick which problem the teacher will make a freebie answer on homework

58. Student plans spirit week activity for one of the days (hat day, sunglasses etc.)

59. Teacher aid for special needs classroom

60. Teaching special needs student how to play a game

Unpacking Standards

Thank you all for attending and participating in unpacking standards PD on 11/22. There were great discussions and hopefully you came away with some ideas on how to simplify the planning process with your team members. Remember, this practice/process must be embedded in your grade level subject meetings.

Social Studies Updates

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more. Each set includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee. https://dp.la/primary-source-sets


The 2016 election is over, and news outlets, radio shows, social media, etc. are buzzing with stories of how the outcome is affecting not only individuals but schools. The following are links to resources for teachers from the Teaching Tolerance educational organization:


There are many means of communicating with the NCDPI K-12 Social Studies initiatives, programs, communications, policies, awards, announcements, etc. Connect using the following to stay updated and find the latest news and updates from the K-12 Social Studies Team:

This Week

Monday, November 28- National Career Development Month Poster and Poetry Contest submissions due to Dr. Camille Goins; 1st Semester Writing Assessment Window Opens (ends December 15); Administrative PLC 9:00am; CTE PLC 12:30 pm; GEAR UP Support at SHMS rangelmoore@scotland.k12.nc.us; EC PLC at 3:45pm

Tuesday, November 29- Job Shadowing Week Begins (ends December 2); PBIS Module 2 Training (for select members of the MTSS team); 7th & 8th Grades House and Team Meetings; 6th Grade Team Meetings; Electives Team Meeting

Wednesday, November 30- Project PINK Meeting during Spartan Time; PBIS Module 2 Training (for select members of the MTSS team); Digital Facilitator on campus; 7th and 8th Grade Content Level Planning Meetings.

Thursday, December 1- 6th Grade Content Level Planning Meetings; Spring Fundraisers due to Central Offices

Friday, December 2- Half Day for Students (Professional Development); Team Awards Day for 1st Quarter

Looking Ahead

Monday, December 5- Administrative PLC 9:00am; CTE PLC 12:30 pm; GEAR UP Support at SHMS rangelmoore@scotland.k12.nc.us; EC PLC at 3:45pm

Tuesday, December 6- 7th & 8th Grades House and Team Meetings; 6th Grade Team Meetings; Electives Team Meeting; Faculty Meeting 3:45; Winter Band Concert

Wednesday, December 7- Project PINK Meeting during Spartan Time; Digital Facilitator on campus; 7th and 8th Grade Content Level Planning Meetings; Business from Committees due to SIT Chair, Mary Locklear

Thursday, December 8- 6th Grade Content Level Planning Meetings

Friday, December 9- 6th Grade House Meeting;

FRIDAY REVIEW SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. JANET JACOBS EACH THURSDAY BY 4:00 PM AT JJACOBS@SCOTLAND.K12.NC.US