I am totally biting this idea from my son's first grade teacher, so thanks Mr. E! At open house Mr E. told the parents about the "compliment pond" and I fell in love with the idea.
In the classroom there is a board with a fish pond and 12 fish on the outside of the pond. As the class transitions from one room to another, like going to specials, lunch or library, if they are given a compliment by another teacher or staff member they move a fish into the pond. When all the fish are in the pond the class gets a party.
So I decided to help motivate the boys to be on their best behavior in public, I would borrow this idea. Only I am just using a chart, because I don't have the motivation to make a fish pond. I am excited to say, it is WORKING. If they are so well behaved in public that someone comments on it, even if it is just daddy or an aunt they get a point. When they have 12 points they get a special treat. They are even reminding each other to behave to earn points!