Label your baskets with both the value and a picture of the coin to help your students distinguish the difference between the coins.
You will next need to provide your students with a piggy bank. I purchased disposable Tupperware tubs from the Dollar Store and cut a small slit in the lid large enough for the play coins.
Reward your students when with play coins when appropriate behavior is observed. This is an excellent way to point out desired behaviors in the classroom. Allow the students to serve as role models for their peers.
I have also had children deposit coins in the classroom piggy bank when an undesired behavior was observed. But soon, I found that keeping this system simply as a reward system, rather than focusing on undesired behaviors was most effective.
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