Stay In The Green
In the front of the class there is a yardstick that is separated into four, nine-inch, color-coded sections. The colors are arranged so that green is the top color, followed by yellow, then orange, then red. Each student in the class has their name written on a clothespin that goes along with the yardstick. Each day starts with all clothespins in the green area. The goal each day is to keep your clothespin in the green by behaving admirably. Students will be asked to move their clothespin down the yardstick from green to another color if they misbehave. At the end of the day if your clothespin has stayed in the green you will receive a ticket that can be turned in at the end of the week for a prize. Students who end the day in yellow, orange, or red will not receive a ticket for that day. Yellow is considered a verbal warning and no further disciplinary action is to be taken. Having a clothespin in the orange indicates that students will loose five minutes of recess or free time. Going into red means that the student will have to make a phone call home. If students continue to act out the students will conduct a behavior plan based on their behavior that needs to be improved. Every day is a new day and behavior from the day before is reset so that everyone starts in the green again.