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The requested items will be used as incentives to promote positive behavior. We use a program called Class DOJO and students are awarded points for positive things like working hard, being on task, acts of kindness, following directions, and good behavior. These points convert to "cash" and the students will be allowed to "purchase" from the requested items. I will be using the cart that I requested to build a "store." The "prices" will be listed on the front of the bins. Then the students will purchase from these items: knobby playground balls, jump ropes, squeeze stress balls, bouncy balls, stuffed monsters, flashlights, Rainbow springs, animal masks, glider planes, sun glasses, Hot Wheels, Pet Shop figurines, and light up rings. They will be allowed to purchase every other Friday in the beginning to provide the students with concrete evidence that these points produce an actual reward. As the year progress the rewards will move to every three weeks and then to monthly allowing the students to make the reward a more intrinsic compensation. These rewards are a great incentive to eliminate negative behaviors, and to motivate the reluctant learner; thus increasing the amount of time spent on learning. Our PTO had been funding the incentive store, but with the economic crunch we are facing in our area they no longer have the resources to do so. This grant will help us focus our energy and promote positive behavior in our classroom.

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The requested items will be used as incentives to promote positive behavior. We use a program called Class DOJO and students are awarded points for positive things like working hard, being on task, acts of kindness, following directions, and good behavior. These points convert to "cash" and the students will be allowed to "purchase" from the requested items. I will be using the cart that I requested to build a "store." The "prices" will be listed on the front of the bins. Then the students will purchase from these items: knobby playground balls, jump ropes, squeeze stress balls, bouncy balls, stuffed monsters, flashlights, Rainbow springs, animal masks, glider planes, sun glasses, Hot Wheels, Pet Shop figurines, and light up rings. They will be allowed to purchase every other Friday in the beginning to provide the students with concrete evidence that these points produce an actual reward. As the year progress the rewards will move to every three weeks and then to monthly allowing the students to make the reward a more intrinsic compensation. These rewards are a great incentive to eliminate negative behaviors, and to motivate the reluctant learner; thus increasing the amount of time spent on learning. Our PTO had been funding the incentive store, but with the economic crunch we are facing in our area they no longer have the resources to do so. This grant will help us focus our energy and promote positive behavior in our classroom.

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