Thursday, 10 April 2014

1,2,3 eyes to me!

I currently teach one day a week in a First Grade classroom full of delightful, wonderful, clever, funny and interesting children. I do earn my money for the day though! It is taking me a while to build a solid relationship with my class and establish a classroom culture. It will happen though! I have to focus a lot more on classroom management and behaviour, simply because the children do not know me as well as they would if I was there 5 days a week. 

I use LOTS of little snappy ways to get their attention and focus, without having to 'use a big voice'. It can get boring using the same techniques all the time, so I am constantly looking for new ideas. I like to have a 'visual' to go with my strategies, and am currently compiling a little pack of them. Here is a simple one. Just say "123, eyes to me", and the kids can chant back "eyes to you, that's what we do"! 

You can print this visual and display it in the classroom, or near your main teaching area, to help you remember. Just click on one of these images to download from Google Drive!

Thanks for stopping by friends!


Martha Carter said...

Super cute and helpful! I also find that trying a variety of ways to get my students attention keeps me from getting bored with the same old.

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Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News said...

Thank you for this. My saying has been similar: "1, 2, 3, eyes on me." to which the children respond "1, 2, eyes on you."

I like your twist and having the poster is a plus!

I'm curious about your 1 day a week. How does that work? I assume, then, another teacher is covering the other 4 days?

Kerren said...

Hi there
My off sider and me use:
"Are you listening?"

"we are Listening"

"Look at me"

"1 2 3"

TheElementary MathManiac said...

You can never have to many management tools in your arsenal!

The Math Maniac