Summer Chart

Would you like to try a behavior chart for the summer? Here is a chart developed by a teacher with the same last name as mine…but we are not related…at least physically!! We have both taught in the same school district and are very concerned with kids learning how to be good people. She has come up with a plan that she is using with her own children this summer involving tokens. It sounds pretty good to me. Want to give it a shot???

Developed by Casey Finkbeiner:


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Here it is…

Summer 2013

Finkbeiner Token Economy System


In the real world, adults work to earn an income.  They are employees and consumers.

Consumers spend income on expenses they want and need, or they save for the future.

Consumers have to pay for goods and services they use, plus they may pay fines for breaking the rules, such as being late with a payment, or breaking a law.

Employees are not paid for work that is done in an unsatisfactory manner, such as rushing through work.




1 token  = 1 hour of game/screen time

1 token =  $1.00 to spend at the store

1 token = 1 movie ticket

1 token = 1 DQ treat or Slushee

1 token = $1.00 offering to church REQUIRED weekly

*Save  50 tokens and deposit $60 to the bank!*


You may cash in your tokens at any time, but you must have at least 5 remaining in case of fines so you are not overdrawn.


You do not get paid simply for following the rules of the household.


Sources of income for boys:

ü  Vacuum living room, stairs, upstairs hall, 3 bedrooms= +1 token

ü  Vacuum basement stairs and basement= +1 token

ü  Sweep kitchen, hall, laundry, bathroom= +1 token

ü  Dust all living room surfaces and banister, clean glass doors at front and back = +1 token

ü  Polish stainless appliances, polish wooden cupboards=+1 token

ü  Polish barstools, chairs, and dining table=+1 token

ü  Change and wash the bedding in your room=+1 token

ü  Wash, dry, fold, and put away laundry = +1 token

ü  Sweep deck, porch, sidewalks and gazebo = +1 token

ü  Clean garage, organize bikes and toys, sweep floor = +1 token

ü  Wipe 4 sinks and counters in bathrooms, clean 3 toilets = +1 token

ü  Scrub 2 tubs, wipe 3 bathroom floors, shake rugs = +1 token

ü  Empty dishwasher & take out garbage =+ 1 token

ü  Carry in groceries and assist in putting food away = +1 token


Sources of income for Josie:

ü  Feed pets = +1 token

ü  Get the mail = +1 token

ü  Put away laundry = +1 token

ü  Keep bunny pen clean = +1 token

ü  Empty small garbage cans = +1 token


Some great ideas, huh? Now the plan is to figure out how to send this to pinterest…if it doesn’t work, please send me suggestions!! Still learning, you know:)))

Have fun giving it a try:))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

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