I have been using the "tickled pink" behavior plan for years. It has been a very effective form of
Everyone starts off on pink as we are "tickeled pink" with their behavior. If a little lovey breaks a classroom rule, he/she turns their card to orange. In the act of doing so, they tell me about their poor choice and how they can make a better choice the next time. This is simply a warning. If another classroom rules is broken (yikes!) the card is turned to yellow and they take a 5 minute break. Another turn of the card would result in a green card which means contact with home. I conference with students briefly on their card with them at the end of the day. When a card stays on pink for the day, they earn a hole punch on their pink card. After 15 hole punches they earn a prize from the prize box. I buy prizes at The Dollar Tree, Target, party stores and I also use the toys that come in Happy Meals (not that I eat Happy Meals or anything...ahem). I may or may not smuggle into school little trinkets that my own kiddos at home have lost interest in. :-) Shhh. Don't tell.