Chance Cards

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Felicity Simmons

I use a system of 'Chance cards' in the classroom. These are business card size photocopied pieces of paper that have 'chance card' written on them and 'name' for the children to add their name.

If the children win a Chance card (through ANY good behaviour, good work, nice smile!), then they write their name on and put it in a box. At the end of the day, one Chance card is pulled out and that person receives a sweet.

Start all over again the next day. Works very well and is very cheap to maintain! I tend to hand them out to tables that have settled quickly, tidy tables, good answers (sometimes ANY answers!) and so on.

This can be developed: there can be a Daily Chance Card Box and at the end of the day these go into a Weekly Chance Card Box. On a Friday, there could be a grand draw of 5 names and then the chance cards added up by a child and monitored. This system works especially well when doing supply as you can focus right from the start by announcing that you have a special treat just for this wonderful class that you've heard about! No more supply baiting!

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Cherie-elaine T...

I think this is a brilliant idea and I am really keen to try this out. Thanks

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