For prizes this year, I bought a bunch of Silly Bandz and those Japanese take apart puzzle erasers at the parent teacher store. My kids love collecting those things. I think they're pretty cute too.
I let the kids decorate their reading charts with stickers and such. Maren put word stickers that say things like "you can do it!" near the prize squares. Funny girl.
We'll start the charts on June 1st. The kids are really excited about them and wish they could start them now.