Our class rule is very simple- "Respect others, Respect Self". This pretty much covers any issue that can arise.
Every day, students start with their name clip (clothespin) on the green,"ready to learn" page, which is hanging with all the other pages on the wall. If they break the rule, they move down. If they do an excellent job of respecting their class family, then they can move up. If they move to the "think about it" page, then they go to a specified desk in the room where they reflect on their behavior. I attach the little poem on the desk and have a stack of the reflection forms, along with some fun pens/ pencils with which they can write. For some students, I use a timer to help them manage their time.
At the end of the day, every student who is on Green or higher, places their clip in a specified bucket. I then pull out 2 clothespins. The students whose clothespins are chosen get to spin my Behavior Spinner for a prize. Prize options include:
Sit in the teacher chair for the day
Positive parent contact
No homework coupon
Seat Trade (trade seats with another student for the day)
Colored Marker (they get to write with a marker for the day)
10 Questions (they get to be interviewed by their classmates)
Clip Up (They get to start the following day with their clip already up a level)
For teacher choice, I choose a consequence- silent lunch, time out, walking recess, etc. For parent contact, I call or email the parents.
Additionally, each student has an agenda/ calendar that they take home daily. In the day's block, each students colors in a square for which behavior page they are on. I glue one of the colored blocks on page 7 of this document onto the inside cover of each agenda as a quick reference guide for parents. I start this plan after Open House so I can first explain it to parents.
Included in this set:
-Cheat Sheet for student planners
-Time out reflection form
-Time our reflection poem
-Parent letter explaining behavior program