When I first started with my students, they’d had a bunch of substitutes already and didn’t have a routine in many things. I saw in Pinterest that another teacher had used puzzle pieces as a reward system. Now, kids learn routines fast and since I couldn’t afford an actual puzzle (and I didn’t even find one big enough with just less than 30 pieces) I bought a 3-euro-poster instead and cut it to pieces. Everytime the class did something well, they earned a piece. I handed 2-4 pieces a day and in the end waited the grand prize: a movie night with popcorn. I know the puzzle might not be the prettiest to look at, but it did the trick. And after it was finished it can be used as an actual puzzle.
Working towards that movie night – Reward System