A giant box of "Nerds" candy...
This is a dollar well spent. The first week of school, I give out ONE, UNO, singular Nerd when students make good choices. Students can earn ONE, UNO, singular Nerd on Monday mornings when they turn in their homework sheet with parent initials on each night for the previous week. Sometimes, if participation is down, I just shake my container of Nerds and everyone sits up a little straighter and talks a little louder... for ONE Nerd!
Would you be able to do this? Do you think it would work for you?
One tiny Nerd! Sometimes it's just the motivator my kiddos need!