Change from "chore card" to "good job" card for my classroom...every time you are caught doing a good job, an A on a test, turned in work early, etc get a punch...after 12 punches get a reward...no homework pass, early to lunch pass, food or drink at desk, bathroom pass, etc.! What a great idea for kids :)
My Teacher Friend: Math Benchmark Tracking. Students chart their own math benchmark test data with post-its. This took most 5th graders in the class 20 minutes! Data you can USE to drive your instruction!