The students are actively involved in a yearlong study of economics where they will earn credits and debits. The system will help students learn major-principles concepts, as well as use math skills on a daily basis. The students’ potential to earn credits and debits also helps me facilitate classroom management.
Some examples of how the students can earn credits and debits can be seen below:
Turn in all work Missing an assignment
Follow morning procedure Not getting on task right away
Complete all homework Forget homework
Staying on red carpet all day Not staying on red carpet
Maintain a clean work space Maintain a messy work space
Show extra kindness Disrespect teacher/classmate
All earned credits and debits are logged in their credit/debit notebook, which have been provided. At the end of each week they will calculate their total and receive a new log for the following week. It is their responsibility to save their money for use at our class store, which will open approximately every 6-9 weeks. Any donations to our store would be GREATLY appreciated. I will be providing items such as homework passes, test passes, lunch with the teacher, extra computer time, recess time, etc.… but items such as books, pencils, erasers, small knick knacks, etc.…would be great additions to our store. Gently used items are fine too. Students will learn responsibility. They will learn to keep track of their money, how to save up for things that are important to them, the value of earning money, and how to take pride in their work, behavior and their actions.