I used my Cricut (actually wonderful parent volunteers used my Cricut) to make a stocking for each student with their name on it. On Friday, all the students who were on green get a candy cane in their stocking. It's funny how a little candy cane excites and motivates!
Then, at the end of 4 weeks before Christmas vacation, all of the students who have 4 candy canes will receive an extra special prize (I'm still deciding on what it will be. I have some fun, economical ideas that I'm narrowing down). I'm setting the bar high. I'm expecting excellence in their behavior. If I accept mediocrity, that's what I'll get. I want my class as whole to be able to enjoy this Christmas season with as little behavior disruptions as possible!
Blessings to you,