I've never used an incentive chart with my own children and rarely do at school, but the idea stuck with me. I still remember what a big deal it was to me when I was little, and I thought it could be a fun way help encourage some good behaviors we've been working on at home. We started using it on Sunday, and let me just say that it has quickly become a HUGE deal at our house. My daughter gets a smiley face if she does her chores, and we leave it blank if it doesn't apply to that day. I'm not kidding when I say that she actually looks for things she can do to be helpful. I think it's funny that the happy face is the reward, and she doesn't expect to get anything, and I love seeing her feel so proud of herself as she helps out around the house.
Since I already had the basic design, I went ahead a made a school version that I plan to use the next two weeks. I thought that it may help me give my students a little extra incentive to stay on task and to have good work habits.
I printed mine out like a booklet, and it turned out to be really cute! My daughter insists on drawing her own smilie faces, so I promise there aren't any frownie faces!
It was really easy for me to print front and back to make a booklet. I just went to "print" and then clicked on Booklet, which is underneath Page Sizing & Handling.
If you'd like one for your classroom, you can click here for a copy of the file.