The VIP Table! A management idea for people without prize boxes!

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!


19 comments:

  1. LOVE this. It would be easy to adapt without the fancy seating.

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  2. I love your response to the comment it looks unfair. I agree 100%.
    Teaching, Love, Cupcakes

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  3. I love this idea. VIP seating on Tuesday. Thank you for the awesome post.

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  4. Do the students move all their things to that table when get to sit their?

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  5. I love this idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. LOVE this idea!!! Thank you for sharing :-) I so loathe treasure boxes ... going to try this idea :-)
    Karen

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  7. I feel like I've tried every single reward and consequence imagined...but I haven't tried this one! I'll be setting up my VIP table sometime in the very near future! Such a good idea. :)
    Simply Magical Learning

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  8. I just love your honesty! Your posts always make me smile. Refreshing, to the point, sincere... love it all.

    Tania
    My Second Sense
    My Second Sense

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  9. LOVE this idea! I have been pondering the same issues with my class - it seems to be more of an issue every year. I have a round table that might work perfectly for this! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

    Christine

    leapingintoteaching.blogspot.com

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  10. I LOVE this idea!!! I am leaving for maternity leave next month but just pinned it for next year!

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  11. I love this idea!! This could really work in my classroom right now..only thing is my kids keep everything in their desks..I may have to get creative! Maybe give the VIPs tubs to load their stuff up? Any ideas?! Ha!

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  12. Love it!!! Prepping mine now!!!!

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  13. Wonderful idea! I am in kindergarten this year, but am going to a different school next year and was told that I will be 1st or 2nd grade. I love this!
    Casey @ CasedillaCrumbs

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  14. I love those sit balls. Do you know the brand? I'm looking for new ones.

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  15. Sorry...I just answered my own question when I completely read the blog! Lol

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  16. This looks awesome!! I'm thinking I could use this even with my kinders!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  17. I saw your idea on For His Glory's blog and am in love! We'll be starting this on Monday. Thanks for the innovative idea!

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  18. This is wonderful!!! Wish I had seen this sooner for last years group! Do the other kids sit in groups or just the VIPs?

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