1. How often do children receive prizes from the prize box?
On average, children receive prizes about once a week. This can vary a little give or take based on factors such as how often your child is in class and what behaviors your child exhibits while at school.
2. How many hole punches does my child need to receive a prize?
This depends on which class your child is in! For the Preschool class, children need 9 hole punches to get a prize. For the Pre-K class, children need 12 hole punches. For the TK class, children need 15 hole punches.
3. What can my child get a hole punch for?
Lots of things! Typically, I start off the day by giving hole punches for coming in nicely, writing names, and getting quiet for the harmonica. But these certainly are not the only ways your child can receive a hole punch! Other ways include (but are not limited to): cleaning up quickly at the end of center time, lining up at the end of recess when the teacher blows the whistle, walking nicely in the hallway, being quiet for emergency drills, helping a friend or teacher without being asked, and more! Last year, I changed the hole punches for the afternoon class part way through the year to promote responsibility. The hole punches at the start of class changed to coming in nicely, bringing backpacks to school, and bringing in folders and water bottles to the classroom. This helped encourage children to remember to grab these items before coming into the classroom each day!
I'm Mrs. Soldner, the early childhood teacher and director at Immanuel Lutheran School. I have been teaching preschool since 2016 and have been teaching here at Immanuel since 2018.