My students will do just about anything for a treat, and they have this almost obsession with bringing in change for different causes. As a school we've collected change for Pennies for Polio, brought in change for the Holiday Shop, etc. I saw this ice cream bank from Shop Bando (my newest favorite online store) and I was compelled to buy it for my classroom. I don't have a lot of spare funds to get treats for my kids, but maybe if we work as a class then we can have them a little more often on a Friday afternoon. Find a penny? Add it to the bank! Don't need the quarter? Add it to the bank! Class gets a compliment from another teacher? I'll add to the bank! When we reach enough, then we can vote for our class party... maybe hot chocolate in the winter, or popcorn during silent reading, or an otter pop on a warm afternoon. Just something to make learning extra fun... with a side of motivation tucked in there too. I'm so excited to share this with my students.