The traffic light system is very easy for kiddos to understand. Using green, yellow, and red, students can gauge their behaviors and adjust throughout the day.
I printed these faces and attached them to a yard stick.
(I actually paint my stick with green, yellow, and red sections)
Students start each day on green. After warnings or a few redirections, the clothespin is moved down to yellow. If the behavior continues, the pin goes to red.
Students can move their clip up and down throughout the day. At the end of the day, they record the face that they end on.
I like to keep my weekly behavior sheet in their homework folders. We have begun to fill them out each afternoon while we are packing up. This puts the responsibility on the students, and I do not have to spend so long doing weekly sheets.
Of course, I do check over them just to make sure or have buddies at the tables make sure they are accurate :-)
At the end of the week, the sheet is signed and brought back. I like to keep these for my documentation. I have found that parents like to see the sheets and stay informed, but they do not want to have to sign something each night.
You can also display these on a bulletin board or use them in many other ways.
Included are the larger smiley face images (in a few different size options) which can be printed on card stock and attached to a yard stick or printed for a bulletin board.
Also includes the weekly behavior sheet.