PAWS Bucks Reward System

Let’s build good character by building better students at Greenfield Elementary! Implementing PAWS Bucks Reward System:

This reward system is designed to increase students’ positive behavior and utilize positive reinforcement. Teachers will organize what they already do with rewarding students in a positive way! Daily teaching/discussions/reflections with our students will help promote virtuous students. Students need to know what each piece of PAWS means and some examples of each piece.

During this daily teaching/discussions/reflections, teachers can create anchor charts with students to help students understand good character. Teachers use vocabulary during these reflections and tell students what we expect at Greenfield Elementary. As students are being taught how to be PAWSitive, they will be rewarded by showing PAWSitive behavior using PAWS Bucks! These bucks will be given out to teachers as needed. Students will write his/her name on it and have his/her teacher initial it. PAWS Bucks will be used to spend on some type of reward throughout the school year.

Students Earn PAWS Bucks By: Exhibiting any PAWSitive behavior at any time during the day, by any staff/faculty member at Greenfield Elementary.

For Example:

  • 1 Tiger Paw      Expected Behavior

    • This should only be to catch the attention of your class.

      • Ex. If your class is having trouble being quiet, it is okay to reward the few (less than 4) who are being quiet. You should not reward a class with a PAWS buck and only exclude a few who are talking. This should not be a daily ‘go to’ to conduct order in your class.

    • Non. Examples: classroom jobs, attendance, bribery of any sort

  • 5 Tiger Paws Above and Beyond Expected Behavior

    • Above and beyond the matrix

      • Students are going out of their way to be kind and helpful. Not because they are told, just because they are caught doing something extra kind.

  • 5 Tiger Paws Meeting Goals (Academic and Behavior) (MAP goals, IEP goals, behavior plan goals, individual assessment scores, tests)

  • 5 Tiger Paws Reciting Pledge with no mistakes after kick off

  • 10 Tiger Paws Reciting Pledge with no mistakes before kick off

  • 10 Tiger Paws Outstanding Attendance (2 or less occurrences in 9 weeks) ISSUED BY OFFICE

  • 20 Tiger Paws Perfect Attendance ISSUED BY OFFICE

  • 10 Tiger Paws “A/B” Honor Roll (9 weeks) (In grades Kgn, 1st and 2nd it will be all those who meet standards in all areas) ISSUED BY OFFICE

  • 20 Tiger Paws All “A” Honor Roll (9 weeks) (In grades Kgn, 1st and 2nd it will be students that exceeds standards in all areas) ISSUED BY OFFICE

Students can simply keep their bucks in a Ziploc bag, labeled with his/her name, and keep in his/her desk or stapled in a binder or notebook. Each teacher may find his/her own way to organize them. However, every student is held responsible for keeping up with his/her own PAWS Bucks.

Spending PAWS Bucks: We have determined weekly, monthly, semester prizes for our reward system. Students will have the opportunity to “spend” PAWS Bucks as they are earned:  PAWS Store-EVERY WEEK on a designated day a cart will come to your classroom.  (Students can purchase items with PAWS Bucks, or continue saving for bigger prizes)  Teacher Choice Awards-At teacher discretion, teacher can make up own rewards for “cashing in” in the classroom. (examples- treat, special seat, line leader, etc)


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