1. At the top left of the picture you can see my "How is your day chart." What you can't see is that there is a smiley face on each card. If the child stays on the green card with the smiley face they are eligible for my end of the day raffle. I draw one popsicle stick and that child will get to pick out of my prize box.
2. Along with the card system, I do 1-2-3 Magic in my room; the book is a quick read (http://www.amazon.com/1-2-3-Magic-Teachers-Effective-Discipline/dp/1889140171.) Behaviors that I want to stop, I count. Count 1 flip to a yellow card, Count 2 flip to a blue card, Count 3 flip to the pink card and go to the time out desk. I started this last year, and either I had an awesome class, or this system really works. Here is my time-out desk. You can't see the poster but it's the ABC's of a good classroom citizen. They can read as they sit in timeout.
I just bought this jumbo timer for my timeout desk.