Green and Red Choices
Green choices are good behaviors, worded in a positive way. They are the choices we want students to make such as listen, share, use kind words, and have a calm body. Green is a symbol for go, keep going and red is a symbol for stop.
Green and red choices focus on the choice rather than the child. If a child makes a red choice, a teacher or another student may point it out quietly or simply ask if that’s a green choice. The child can change his/her behavior and make a green choice.
•Hands to yourself.
•Let’s work as a team.
•Use kind words.
•Put it in the trash/recycle can.
•Can you share or trade?
•Is that a green choice?
•You look upset. Can I help you?
Instead of …
•Stop fighting about it.
•Stop saying mean things.
•Stop throwing it on the ground.
•Don’t take the toy.
•Why are you doing that?!
•Stop the tantrum.
When a child makes green choices, he will be rewarded with a green happy face at the end of the day. After earning ten (10) green happy faces, he/she will get to go to the treasure box. We will keep track of the happy faces on a sticker card in class.
When a child makes a red choice, he/she will take home a red sad face and note explaining to his/her family what happened.
When a child makes red choices in class, he will be given a consequence.
5 minutes timeout
10 minutes timeout
Call home/talk to family member