Classroom Noise Level
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First, collect data!! My kids had 39 blurt outs in one hour! Wow! Then, come up with a reasonable goal and reward. Let the students give ideas for rewards. It will also help if you have a behavior replacement. I used Velcro on the back on the numbers. Whenever a student blurts, I will take the number off starting at 8. If they stay within the 1-8 number range, then they will receive a link on a paper chain. Once the chain touches the floor we're going to have a big shindig! Depending on your ...
Bubble Gum Blurt Chart - this is something I created for my class to help encourage self control during instruction time. my students have 3 chances (3 pieces of gum per week) and if they interrupt or blurt out a piece is removed from their name and put into the LOST BUBBLES bucket. If they have any pieces left at the end of the week, they will receive a price of bubble gum. Hopefully this will help cut down on interruptions and talking out.
Monitor Classroom Noise – Bouncyballs.org
Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels! Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are working. The balls bounce higher as the volume of the classroom increases, giving students a visual indicator to lower their voices.
Bubble Gum Quiet System
I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time. As a reward, if they reach the goal, I sometimes give a piece of bubble gum, or something toward a classroom goal for some other reward...For example I might give them a letter toward building the word Compliments.