The way it works is that when you're being good and focusing on your work, you get some. They look like huge, fat, french fries. At the end of the week or so, we count our gold tags and hand them in. Then the more you have, the faster you get to choose what to do. You get choices like computers, writing, drawing, iPads and MORE!
Four people can go on computers, two on Lego, two on iPads, four on reading, four on listen to reading, two on magnets, four on puzzles and games, four on small whiteboards, four on drawing and four on writing. Basically, a certain number of people can choose a certain thing.
(Our Gold Tag program is meant to help my students become more self-aware and self-responsible for their behaviours. I want them to realize that their actions have an effect on their own learning. Our activity time takes place every two weeks or so, and is for 15 minutes. I realize that I can't always run around the classroom handing out tags, but I try to let my students know when I will be watching, and what behaviours I will be looking for. ~ Mrs. Tervoort)