I run a class raffle every month or so based on house points earned / ticket entered ratio. It's a simple way to keep the kidlets motivated about earning them as part of the 'daily grind'. They really love house points and I may well blog about my system at another time if anyone cares to know how it works.
At raffle time, three lucky tickets are drawn from a hat.
|No delicious treats : (|
|No pretty pink Pony : (|
The prizes are nominated by the lucky winners. They get to choose - but there are some rules.
Nothing you can eat.
Nothing you can buy.
Nothing involving bringing pets to school.
Nothing involving student uniform
That's about it. Every prize idea does need to be passed by the boss (great guy did I mention?)
The kids last year nominated prizes such as:
"Invite three friends to watch a DVD on the Interactive Whiteboard for two lunchtimes."
"Invite two friends to play Nintendo Wii games on the IWB for recess and lunch of one day."
"Bring iPod to school and be 'plugged in' to music all day." ('pg' playlist required)
|Lozza's chair... not great for a 6ft 3inch teacher...|
"Swap chairs with Mr Black for a whole day." Clever kid, our Lozza. She showed off all day and even got to sit in the chair for a special guest speaker. I had to sit on her little chair all day. Awesome.
Today was our second draw of the year and MooMoo was drawn from the hat.
This afternoon she asked me a challenging question:
"Mr Blaaaaaaack....... would you consider doing a dare as my prize?"
With all the suspicion in the WORLD, I asked Moo what she was thinking. I just knew what was coming. MooMoo, you see, has a VERY talented costume designer for a mother. Yep... exactly where she was heading with this. Would I consider dressing up in funny costume for the day as her prize?
Thank GOODNESS all these prize ideas have to be approved by the boss! Thank GOODNESS he'll never read this blog! I'll tell young MooMoo that as soon as the boss gets back to me, I'll let her know!
|Evil genius... I got skillz. Bit worried that my kids are even more 'evillll'.|
Until such time, perhaps I can rest easy... not having to worry about dressing as a princess for the day.
I wonder if the other two prizes will be simple movie days.
Part of me hopes so.
Part of me hopes that they're as creative as Moo and Lozz have been so far.