Thursday, October 11, 2012

THURSDAY THEME: When Shhhhhhhhhhh Doesn't Work


Is, “Shhhhhh!” not working? Well, here are a few tricks NEW TRICKS by Dr. Jean, for you to try!

Student Heroes
5-4-3-2-1-zero (Hold up hand and put down one finger at a time.)
I’m looking for my  student heroes.  (Make circles with index fingers and thumbs and
place around eyes like glasses.)
*Call the names of children who are sitting quietly.
 Special Signals
           Blow bubbles. Challenge children to look at you and be quiet before all the bubbles pop.

    T     Turn on a music box. When children hear the music they should freeze.

           Turn off the lights, play a xylophone or chime, or make some other unique noise.

Simon Says
Begin a game of Simon Says:
Simon says clap three times.
Simon says put your hands in the air.
Simon says touch your ears.
Simon says blink your eyes, etc.
As children join in the game lower your voice as you say:
Simon says put your hands in your lap and
listen to me…line up at the door…get out your
math books, etc.

Look at ____!
If you can find one child in your room exhibiting the behavior you are looking for then you can say, “If you don’t know what to do, look at child’s name.”

Magic Clap
Explain to the children that you have a magic signal that only your class will know about. Every time you clap your hands, you want them to repeat the clap and look at you. Practice clapping various patterns until all the children have joined in..

If You Can Hear My Voice
In a normal voice say:
If you can hear my voice, clap your hands one time.
In a softer voice say:
If you can hear my voice, clap your hands two times.
In a whisper voice say:
If you can hear my voice, please look at me.
Continue lowering your voice until children are focused on you.
Criss Cross
Criss cross, (Sit on floor and cross legs.)
Be your own boss. (Fold your arms and nod head.)

Sitting Chant
1, 2, 3, 4 - glue your bottoms to the floor.
5, 6, 7, 8 - hands to yourself and sit up straight.

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