We can earn extra Macbucks by winning Jeopardy or getting an A on our tests. These are some of the bonuses we can earn as well as completing challenges and earning 10% interest for the money we have in the bank.
We also pay each other to clean their desks. This one time though, Ella paid Kaeden so that she could clean Kaeden’s desk, and that was the other way around from the usual way it goes. I wish Ella had paid me to clean my desk, but Kaeden was happy. He said, “I don’t like to clean my desk and I like to get Macbucks, so that was a great deal for me!” We don’t just pay people to clean our desks though, we also buy Pokémon cards from each other.
Every month we have an auction where we can buy stuff with our Macbucks. We auction off Hot Wheels, whoopee cushions, picking where people sit in class, what we watch on Fridays when we have lunch in the classroom, and Pokémon cards. Now, these are not the only things we auction off; Blaise set the record for most Macbucks spent on one item in any auction. He spent $1,620 at the end of April for the privilege to sit in the teacher’s chair for the rest of the school year. “I think it was worth the $1,620 I spent!” said Blaise, and I think it was worth it too!