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?
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