I have posted a color coded chart in our classroom where students have clothespins labeled with their numbers. They will move their clip to a different color depending on their behaviors for that day. The colors are as follows:
Green - Ready to Learn (Everyone starts on green each day. Green is for students who are following directions and showing SOAR behavior.)
Yellow - Think About It (When a negative choice is made, such as talking to friends instead of doing work, going on the wrong app or computer program, being disrespectful, etc., students are given a warning and then are asked to move their clip to Yellow. This tells them it's time to change their behavior.)
Orange - Teacher's Choice (After Yellow, students are given another warning. If the behavior improves, they can move back up to Green. If not, they move to Orange. They will complete a Think and Write that will be sent home for a parent/guardian signature.)
Red - Parent Contact (If negative behaviors continue past Orange, parent contact will be made in the form of an email or phone call. There will also be a Think and Write sent home for signature. Some behaviors can get a student sent directly to red, like unsafe behavior or severe bullying.)
Students always have the possibility to move their clips back up after moving them down, and everyone starts with a clean slate each morning. What occurs in Mrs. Dempsey's class in the afternoon will not affect their clip placement/consequences unless it is severe.
High Fives - Students have been/will continue earning High Fives for good behavior. When I see students showing SOAR behavior (on task, attentive, helping others, etc.), I give them a high five and they can write their name on a hand-shaped piece of paper to be drawn for a prize at random. If students end the day on green, they receive a High Five as well. Students are responsible for remembering to write their name down when they get a High Five.