In our classroom we use a color-coded behavior chart. This keeps track of your child’s behavior throughout the day. There are 4 colors: green, blue, yellow, pink. Everyday is a new beginning and the children will all start out the day with a green card. If behavior exhibits a warning level, the card will be moved to blue. If a child’s behavior becomes disruptive and/or challenging, the card will be flipped to yellow. If behavior continues in this fashion and does not improve when instructed, the card will be flipped to pink. This system allows the child to be actively involved in the “flipping” process. It also lets you be aware of how your child’s day went by asking them the color of their card for the day. The following is a list of consequences for each color:
GREEN: What a great day you had today! Congratulations, you will receive a sticker on your incentive chart and an Eagle buck.
Orange: Received a warning, no sticker on incentive chart, they will pay me an Eagle Buck.
YELLOW: Disruptive or challenging behavior, loss of privileges (recess, free time). No sticker on incentive chart, they will pay me two Eagle Bucks.
PINK: Defiant behavior, child did not improve throughout the day. Helping Hands note will be sent home. In some cases, parent will be called or child will be sent down to the office. Loss of privileges, no sticker on incentive chart, they will pay me three Eagle Bucks. If a pattern of yellow and pink cards is noted, a conference may be scheduled.