Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to earn credits for many things. Credits can be earned for a variety of things such as holding a classroom job and consistently turning in homework. Credits are also sporadically given for being responsible, compassionate, following classroom musts, putting forth extra effort, and doing something outstanding. Debits or fines are given when a classroom or school rule has been broken.
At the end of the payroll period, students will add up their credits and deduct their debits to calculate their total. This total will be calculated and the students will be able to spend cash his/her class bucks at our classroom store, which opens bi-weekly. Some students save their money for certain items while others spend their money at each opportunity. (A lot like real life!)
Our classroom economy helps students understand the real world of credits and debits, earning money, budgeting, setting goals, saving, and, overall, the value of money.
Come back throughout the year to see pictures of our classroom bank and store.
Adapted from http://www.mrsrenz.net/classroomeconomy.htm
School is your job. Just like a job, you need to earn your paycheck.
If you don’t do your job, you won’t get paid.
You will be paid in “SCS Bucks” … earn your salary and watch your money grow!
These are the following ways you will be able to earn "SCS Bucks" this year:
Monthly (from the 1st to 30th or 31st each month):
- $50 for having 100% attendance for one month
- $50 for doing your homework every night for the month (this includes the reading log!)
- $10 for receiving a 100% on a math, reading, science, social studies, or language arts test
- $10 for getting 100% on a practice spelling test
- $20 for getting 100% on 3 spelling tests in a row
- $5 for an A, $4 for a B, $3 for a C, $1 for a D on a test
- $10 for improving keyboard/typing speed and accuracy
- $5 for having a neat desk when I do random desk checks
- $10 for receiving a compliment from other adults in the school (make sure they tell me!)
- $10 for each Mastery Club Question you answer correctly
- $50 when you are the Star of the Week
- Random bonuses for a job well done or demonstrating various character traits
These are things you will be fined for - due on the SPOT!:
- $20 for being disrespectful
- $20 for not respecting property (breaking pencils or crayons on purpose, sitting back on your chair, wasting paper, etc.)
- $5 for not having a pencil, iPOD binder, textbooks, book you are reading, folder, notebooks ($5 for each offense!)
- $5 for needing to get something out of your backpack during the day
- $5 for not doing your homework (this includes the reading log)
- $5 for not putting your name or correct heading on your papers
- $5 for extra bathroom breaks (if you need to go right after you had an opportunity to)
- $5 for talking in the hallway
- $5 for playing around in the computer lab (on Learning.com) or at specials
- $5 for not returning your iPOD Binder - daily fine until it is returned
- $5 for not returning your Thursday folder the next day - daily fine until it is returned
- Chair - $50
- Desk - $50
- Closet space - $50
Rent increases by $5 a day if a student sits in isolation away from their group or cannot get along in a group setting. Small time outs or chill out times are free. Entire days away from the group will cost extra.
If you do not have enough to pay for your rent, you owe me recess minutes in exchange for not having rent! Or you can choose to work Overtime Hours to get back in the positives. Overtime Hour is volunteering to do extra work after school, depending ont he work involved you can usually earn $50 each session, sometime more, for really hard work. Parents, your child will bring home a permission slip the day before they want to work. This permission slip must be turned in before a student can work after school.
We will have random small auctions and shopping specials throughout the year. Money may also be saved until the end of each 9 weeks for an auction for various prizes. If you have any things that you would like to donate (with your parents permission!!) to our auctions, please bring them to Ms. Knight.
You will be given a zipper pouch to keep your money in, along with a transaction register and blank checks. You will be able to make deposits every 2 weeks, and make withdrawals when you win an auction item. Trading money is not allowed between students … so make sure you keep track of yours!
Job Title, Description and Income chart
Classroom Custodian (2)
Your job is making sure our classroom is clean at all times. After breakfast cleanup, everything in the trash, all spills cleaned up, recyclables where they belong. You are in charge of the floors: sweeping and vacuuming, tidying up the closet, making sure textbooks are put back neatly on the shelves, whiteboards are clean and trash is taken out at the end of the day.
If you are good at math this is a great job for you! You will manage your own money as well as keeping track of 5-6 other students’ accounts. You will help take care of money transactions between the student and the teacher.
You will take care of our class pet. Be sure to give clean water and food as needed. Keep the cage clean and any other tasks involving the pet(s).
Police Officer (2)
You are in charge of monitoring the classroom. You can fine students for talking, stealing, and fighting. Each fine is $5. You are responsible of keeping a record of the students you fined for the day and reporting it to me. If any students have a problem, they first come to you. You help fix the problem. If it is serious, you will report to me.
Recess Equipment Manager (1)
You keep track of all of the balls and jump ropes that our class takes out to recess. Make sure that the students who borrowed one, brought it back! Help other teachers on the playground, with their equipment!
Postal Clerk (1-2)
You will be the messenger, delivering the attendance and lunch count to the office every morning. You will also be in charge of delivering or picking up anything else we need at the office or delivering items to other classrooms. You will also be in charge of placing mail (or corrected assignments) in the student mailboxes.
You are in charge of the classroom books and library books in our room. You will keep the shelves and bins tidy and rearrange things that are out of place. Public and school library items will be kept separate. You will also keep track of the checkout sheet and make sure students are returning books in a timely fashion.
Teacher Assistant (2)
You will be in charge of the substitutes. You will assign them a job should another student be absent for the day. You will check off homework turned in on the homework chart clipboard and keep materials for absent students. You will perform any other secretarial jobs assigned by the teacher, such as filing or copying.
Your job is to give us the daily weather report. (Ex: temperature, forecast, what items we need to wear for recess, severe weather news around the state or country, etc.)
You are in charge of taking pictures of what happens in our classroom and will work with the newscaster to add these photos with captions to our class website.
Computer Technician (1)
Your job is to make sure computers, projectors, overhead projectors or any other piece of equipment is turned on in the morning (or as we use) and is shut down at the end of the day.
You will be the ones who replace any student that is absent for the day. You will do whatever job needs to be done, but you will not have to work every day.
Inventory Manager (1-2)
You will keep track of classroom supplies. For example- checking expo markers and glue sticks for lids, throwing out the ones that do not work, handing out and making sure all the crayon drawers are put away, and keeping students from putting my things (glue, scissors, crayons) in their desks. Restock empty items. Keep pencils sharpened.
Food Service Workers (2)
You bring up breakfast for the class each morning. You take the cold lunch tote down every day and bring it up again at the end of the day.
You will give reports on current events during our class meetings. You are in charge of finding interesting things in our school, community, and world to report on. You are also in charge of writing a summary of what’s happening in our classroom each week to put on the classroom website.
Pledge and Prayer Leader (1)
You will lead the class in Prayers and Pledge of Allegiance Tuesday through Friday.
Interior Designer (1)
Your task is to set up for Daily 5, put out pillows, cubes, chairs in their spots. Then take down when we are finished. The room should always look nice and orderly.
Ambassadors promote goodwill. Your job is to help new students get to know our school, rules, or procedures. You will sit with them and assist them until they feel comfortable on their own. Your job is to greet guests in our classroom with a “Good Morning” or “Hello, Ms. ____” You will help as needed with the food drive and other donations.
You will take care of the plants in our classroom and water them two times a week.
*Line Leader (1)
You are in charge of the line. You will lead the line and stop at the stopping points to make sure everyone is together and quiet.
You are in charge of the end of the line. Closing and locking the classroom door as we leave and placing a sign on the doorknob to our whereabouts. You are to make sure there are not large gaps in the back of our line.
You will research or look up questions the class has in the dictionary, thesaurus, or online searches.
You will take in cash on shopping days and help set up the class store.
*Travel Agent (1)
You are in charge of recording field trip slips and money. Keeping all paperwork organized and in envelopes and folders for the teacher.
*part time, seasonal or temporary jobs – students can work two jobs with the asterisked jobs