Looking for an inexpensive way to recognize positive student behavior? Use a plastic outdoor sport cone.
Purchase a set of cones at your local department store. You will find them either in the sporting goods section or with the seasonal items. They come in all different colors and sizes; solid or aerodynamic.
Next, using a Sharpie marker, write positive words and phrases all over the cone.
If you spot a student with positive behavior, excellent work habits, or great thinking skills (the possibilites are endless), place the cone on that student's desk!