Place the responsibility of behavior management on the students! These strike sheets are a great way have the students reflect on their decisions.
Copy several strike sheets (printed four on a page), cut out, and place in a recognizable location in your room. When a student chooses an inappropriate behavior, simply tell them that they have earned a strike and they must go fill out a strike sheet. They then get a strike sheet and fill out whether it was their first, second, or third strike for the day and write what they did that got them the strike. After they write the strike, they place it on your desk for review, then you send it home with the student to get signed and brought back the next day. This allows the student to take responsibility for their actions and is a great way to communicate with parents. Students will soon learn that they do not want to have to fill out a strike sheet!
Also included is a strike chart that can be printed for each day. Student numbers are on the side. When a student writes a strike, they color in a box next to their number that represents their strike. This allows you as a teacher to keep track of which students are receiving frequent strikes, how many, and on what days. This will come in handy when conferencing with parents!