Today's Topic: Attention Getters and Transitions
My very favorite attention getter is my magic wand.
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I introduced it (read: trained) at the beginning of the school year. I have them walk around the room, talking to each other and I will hit it on something. They quickly learn to stop and look at me.
If you want to know more about them or where to get them, click here (I picked mine up a a local teacher store (now closed :( so I could test out the chimes ;).
I also use this trick...If you hear my voice, clap once. If you hear my voice, clap twice. If you hear my voice, clap three times.
Usually by the 3rd time, I have most of the kids looking at me. If not, I repeat it until I do. I say it in a very soft voice-forcing them to pay more attention to me!
What are some of your tricks?
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