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.
British Columbia Grade 3 Math I use this project when I start my multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.
Make the science and witting connection with this great idea! Great way to teach adjectives. Have different science posters around the room with different nouns, and each student goes around and writes an adjective
"Guess the Number" Kids ask questions like "is the number greater/less than___?", "is the number between ___ and___?", "is the number in the tens place___?", "is the number to guess the selected number.
It's called a "Blurt Chart". If students blurt out they take a happy face off the chart (they are velcroed on). They have 3 chances throughout the day. You can take minutes away from recess, etc. for each happy face taken off the chart.