When Deskarina visits my room, she always leaves a "note" for each of the students with a clean desk. Sometimes she even leaves them an eraser or a special pencil grip. I don't have a prize box or a "move your clip" system in my room. I generally just expect the children to behave and spend lots of time reinforcing how important it is to do the "right" thing.
But...I do break my own rule from time to time and give out a little prize for a clean desk. There are 2 reasons that I feel like it is ok to break my own rule...
1. I never give out prizes, so they are never suspicious about my connection to the desk fairy.
2. My desk is such a mess that I never get a prize from the desk fairy, so if anyone cries about not getting a "note/prize", I reassure them that we'll have to work "together" to try to keep our desks clean for the next visit from Deskarina.
I have a few different versions of my desk fairy note to share with you. You can click on the picture below to download them if you choose.
I'd like to thank everyone who helped the first day of the sale at my Tpt store and my Teachers Notebook shop be a success. I appreciate your business (and teachers in general). The sale at my Tpt store (10% off) will continue through May 8. You can also use the code TAD12 for an additional discount from Tpt. All of the items in my Teachers Notebook shop are also 10% off and that sale will continue until May 11. There are links to both of my shops on my sidebar.
Enjoy your Monday (that doesn't sound quite right - but I'm sure gonna try)!