Most teachers about this time of year start thinking about whether their students are ready for the “big test”. Did I do enough? Did they understand the concepts? Did we spend enough time on multiplication, measurement, or fractions? What about review? Will it help?
Bubbles, gum, pencils, erasers, notepads, candy bars, comic books, etc. I like to vary it by day, so that they never know what it will be. The one thing I do every day is put the prize in a colorful gift bag and display it all day long. It really builds anticipation!