The Token Rule #2
As I mentioned, leaving tokens on each student’s desk is not always the best for every classroom. Many kiddos do fiddle and they could become a big distraction.
The teacher could simply tally mark names on a master role. Set up a spreadsheet will all of your students and as many days as you can fit. Still explain the rule to the students, and warn them when they only have one token left.
Another alternative is to find a cheap, sectional craft organizer. Label each of the sections with the students’ names and place 3 tokens in each. Whenever the student uses one of his or her tokens, remove from their section and place in a cup.
**A friend of mine used the latter option, but raised the stakes a little. He had a very quiet class one year and wanted to wake them up. He encouraged all of the students to share by having a lottery at the end of everyday. He labeled all of the tokens with the initials of his students and pulled 1-3 out of the cup based on the prizes he had that day.