Our middle school has begun holding a Reward Day each trimester. Students who have no office referrals and Cs or better in all classes are offered an activity. Everyone else goes to an academic support room.
I wrote an earlier post about this idea, which included an all school assembly. This year, though, we changed it up a bit. We’re holding a carnival! We ordered some cheap prizes from Oriental Trading. There’s a mom who makes balloon animals. We’ll also have karaoke, a dance, a free throw contest, face painting and a cakewalk. Our counselor is even planning to set up a fortune telling table!
We’re setting it all up in the gym/cafeteria section of the building, so students can move freely from place to place. The nice thing about this activity is that it’s relatively cheap. Since our district doesn’t have much money, that’s a bonus!