I posted a picture of my new VIP table system a few weeks ago on IG, and well, got a lot of questions, interest in how to run it, and even concerns.
So here’s a rundown of the VIP table incentive in my classroom.
What is the VIP table? a group of 6 desks! I didn’t rearrange my room at all, just moved kids’ desks around.
The Sitballs are normally at one of my guided reading tables. I got them from a donorsChoose grant a few years ago. You can check them out here. I have the small size.
This is definitely something you want to generate with your students. Of course, we all know you hold the key to what the guidelines really are! My only suggestion is that you keep it simple and only choose actions that can be “proven” so to speak.
This privileged seating isn’t anything new, just something my hubs and I came up with on a drive one day as I was complaining about the yapping in my class. and the apathy. and the general lack of motivation. It’s a great motivator! Will it work forever, no way! But I do try to change it up to keep it fresh. If I had velvet rope, I’d hang it around the table! Go all out! Make it something they want! Decorate the desks! Whatever makes it seem special will have them drooling!
I started 2 days before Christmas break and had no guidelines. Just moved them willy nilly. It built excitement and anticipation. When we returned, we made the VIP rules together.
so there ya go!
Feel free to leave any questions below and I’ll get back to you!
and thank you to Creative Clips for the papers, KG fonts, Miss Tiina fonts, Annie Moffatt for the borders, and Graphics by Sarah Beth for the graphics I used!