Classroom Management

In 5th grade, we use an economy-based classroom management system.  This not only teaches the students about responsibility and finances in the real-world, it helps us meet our Financial Literacy Standards.

Students apply for jobs, get paid bi-weekly, and write checks to pay rent.  Credits are used to reward behavior, compliments, and helping others.  Debits are issued for consequences (not meeting the classroom expectations).  Our classroom is student-centered, so all of this is discussed, and agreed upon as a whole class, once the students start school.