Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I Like Smart Choices!!

Like any teacher, I LOVE when my students make smart choices. I believe in rewarding students at random so they do not always expect a reward for doing something they probably should be doing anyway. I have always given out random rewards (like pencils, pens, treats, special privileges, etc.). I decided to make it a little more formal and create a "SMART Choice" bucket.

(With frogs, of course!) The container is not very big at all (you probably can't tell from the picture); it's only about 7 inches tall.

Right now I only have what is left over from the treasure box I used for the Summer Technology Camp I taught in back in June. I plan on hitting up The Dollar Tree, Target, and Wal-Mart to restock with items such as pencils, erasers, pens, stickers, and small toys in order to keep it simple.

I am going to implement Beth Newingham's classroom economy system for my homeroom class, so the SMART Choice bucket will be a little added bonus. My other 2 classes will only use the SMART Choice bucket.

You can download my label, plus 9 others below!:

July 4, 2013: I have updated the freebie so it now includes 22 labels!!



  1. I love this idea! Any chance you could share your cute froggy smart choice bucket label? Your blog is awesome!

  2. Will do, I didn't even think about doing that. Thanks for your input--it'll be up shortly!

  3. Love the idea! and the froggies :)


  4. Thanks for sharing! I will using it since it has frogs! :)

    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies @

  5. What a great, positive idea for the kids!

  6. I LOVE this! I am also a frog lover! Thank you so much, I can't wait to implement.

  7. I love this idea! I am not a teacher but I have 2 rotten girls at home by the ages of 4 and 6 and I have been trying to figure out ways to get them to make the right decisions, be responsible, be nice to each other, etc. and now I am going to implement this at home. Thanks for such a simple, yet great idea!

  8. Great idea for rewarding 'expected' behaviour... Thanks for sharing! xo

  9. I love this idea! Would you be able to make one that goes with a jungle/safari theme?

    Thank you!!