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Attention Getters! :)

My Music Wand arrived in the mail yesterday!!!  I am in love.  It is such a pleasing soft sound, and it gets the attention of my rambunctious spirited group this year.  I'm adding it to my arsenal of attention getters.  Here's a quick run-down of my favorites:

Class?  Yes!  - This is my favorite!!  I've been with my new class for 4 days, and they were experts in this by the end of the first day...  Here's a link to a post with my favorite Whole Brain Teaching video - it will change the way you teach.  :)  Yes, for the better!!

Music Wand - it's awesome!  Here's the one I got...   <3 it!!  (No, they didn't pay me for this!  I just like it!)


If You Can Hear My Voice... - Love it!  Here are a few of the ones I use...

  • If you can hear my voice, clap once.  If you can hear my voice, clap twice. (repeat until everyone is "with the program."
  • If you can hear my voice, hands on hips.  If you can hear my voice, hands on head.  (etc.)
You get the general idea...

Windchimes - The only standby... my chimes were left by the previous teacher.  They are super cute ceramic fish (very beachy!) and they make a lovely sound.  I have them hanging under the flag where we can all reach them, but not by accident.  I do occasionally send students over to ring the chimes for me, which always gets the attention of the other kiddos.

What do you do to get your class' attention?

Comments

  1. I like to use sayings or jingles and my students love it. For instance: I say...okey doeky students say..... poeky. or I say... He lives at the bottom of the sea students say.....Sponge Bob Square Pants

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  2. I like to change it up-
    what I say is on the left- they are on the right.
    hocus pocus.......time to focus!
    tootie..........fruitie!
    peanut butter.........jelly!

    and then the things I want to say
    migraine...........naptime!
    bathroom..........no breaks!
    duct tape............illegal!

    Kidding, kidding
    (maybe)
    Staci

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  3. I use "If you can hear my voice..." I have them clap up until 3 times and then I have them put their hands on their heads and their eyes on me.

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  4. I use lots of these different sayings. It's a freebie click down below to download.
    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Attention-Getters-Grabbers-and-More

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  5. Hi..I teach 4th grade and I use...give me 5..and they hold up their hands and then clasp them together..sit up straight..feet on floor and eyes on me!....works after a day of trial and error..also they use it when they are presenting..they love being in control.

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  6. Hello! Just found your blog and became a follower! I teach first grade so I use "Give me 5" when we are on the carpet for gathering, any other time I count down to from 3-0, or I say if you can hear clap once, and so on. I like idea of the magic wand! Clever!

    Stop by my blog if you have chance!
    -Brigid
    http://brigidsdailylessonlog.blogspot.com/

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  7. Just found your blog through the giveaway and am your newest follower. I'm excited to have another 2nd grade blog to follow! ;)

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  9. Love love love class, yes. Last year was the first year I used it, and I loved it so much. I have never seen the magic wands, but those are neat! Really awesome looking too.

    Amanda
    Reaching for the TOP!

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  10. Just found your blog through the giveaway. I am excited to find another second grade blog to follow. Come check out my new blog!

    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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  11. I use the magic wand and my students and I love it! We also use Hocus Pocus ... Everybody Focus and All Set... You Bet !

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