You know how every teacher has their little "thing" when getting the attention of the kiddos? Some teachers do the clap & kiddos echo. Others do the "Give me 5" and kiddos quiet down and hold up their hands? Well, when I first started at my campus, teachers would say "listen" and kiddos would echo with "listen." It grated on my nerves for awhile but I found it worked pretty well.
So, I started saying "munchkins" and they would echo with "munchkins." Then we'd say lollipop, or quack, or whatever silly thing popped into my head. It was fun!
Since this year is going to be the best year EVER, I'm thinking I need to switch it up a little after looking a little more into the whole brain teaching effect. I think these attention grabbers will do the trick.
This is a set of small cards meant to cut out, laminate, and stick on a ring for easy access. Click the pic below to download your *free* copy.