Classroom Management - Yellow and Red Cards
My 6th graders respond very well to the yellow card/red card system of classroom management we have in place this year.
If a student is unprepared for class, say a missing workbook or textbook needed for instruction, they would receive a yellow card. The student fills in their name, date, class and initials the bottom. The teacher will also initial the bottom and put a check mark next to the reason the card was given.
If a student receives another check on the yellow card in the same class period, maybe they are talking or not participating in the lesson, the yellow card will be exchanged for a red card (like in soccer). A red card equals a conduct referral at our campus, but it could stand for whatever the next step in your school code of conduct dictates.
***UPDATE*** This document now contains two editable versions of the Yellow card AND an editable version of the Red card!
The document is in black and white so they will need to be printed on yellow and red paper.
These yellow cards are a great visual and physical reminder to stay on task, especially for students with attention difficulties that will "forget" verbal warnings within minutes of being redirected.