Idea-Quiet Critters - when you decide it's important for students to be quiet, pass out the quiet critters. Take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use.
Kids made these, super cute! We used felt flowers from Kmart for the feet. Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok.
I thought the idea of incremental punishment is good, gradually prolonging the loss of recess time gives teachers and students room to work and improve before giving them a harsh consequence for misbehaving based on the level of misbehavior.
Get to sit in the "Sweet Seat" for good behavior! I love this idea. Students will want to sit in the special seat. I would have it at their desk and the seat would move around during the week to students showing good behavior.
Stress Ball Balloons or For Pre-school Play. Make these playdough-filled balloons for improving fine motor skills and discussing emotions or including in your "Calm Down Kit." -tkz ( I LOVE THIS IDEA) :D