HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- A group of lucky sixth graders at Williams Middle School got a special treat today.
The students have been participating in a "Positive Behavior System." The system allows teachers to "reward" students with tickets when they perform well in class, demonstrate positive behavior, and work hard during the school day.
"There are so many kids that come to school everyday and do what they're supposed to do, and they do their homework, and they're respectful to teachers," said Anna Robinson, a sixth grade teacher. "They need to be rewarded for that."
The kids saved up their tickets throughout the year, and today they were able to redeem the tickets during an auction.
The kids were able to use their "auction paddles" and bid on several prizes. Items up for bid included things that the students themselves would enjoy such as board games, jewelry, and temporary tattoos. They were also able to bid on items that would be ideal gifts for a loved one.
Sixth grader Kayla Steele said she plans on giving the items she won to her mother for Christmas. She says participating in the "PBS" program helps keep her motivated in school and serves as a special treat for all her hard work in the classroom.
"I just love this, coming to school and buying Christmas gifts for everybody, I love it, I really do," said Steele.
Fowler Auction donated an auctioneer, free of charge, to the school for the special day. One of the teachers, Mrs. Patsy Gray, donated the items for the children to bid on.
The sixth grade class at Williams Middle School is divided into two "teams."
"Team B" hosted the auction today, allowing around 120 students to participate in the special event.