This year I am experiencing some classroom management issue. The listening skills of my students need a little fine tuning (that is putting it mildly) so I came up with a "game". ..45 minutes to win it. Most of the kids have seen the game show on t.v. and are familiar with the format. This is the 3rd week of the "game" and it is going very well. The empty spots at them bottem are for the names of the kids at the tables (they now have permanent seats). I am not one for rewarding behavior that should be a given, but sometimes you have to do it to keep your sanity!