Quiet Chants, Comment Giveaway, and Clip Chart!
This summer, I redid my behavior “system” and used the idea from Rick Morris’ Clip Chart. Morris explains his system in his online, pdf book that you can read for free by clicking here. This idea is not new by any means in the world of teaching blogs, but I thought I would post pictures of mine anyways, along with some of my favorite quiet chants I use in my classroom.
I changed my system after noticing all the wonderful children I had in my classroom who never once had to move their clip down for misbehaving. This led to my clip chart being considered only a negative resource in our classroom. I now LOVE that green stands for Ready To Learn and is no longer the highest color possible. After all, I consider myself a teacher who holds high expectations in the classroom, so why should my students get to start on green for simply walking through the door and doing what they are supposed to?
When my students reach the top of the chart (purple) they get to add some *bLiNg* to their clip! 🙂 They love this and we make it a special moment in our classroom with applause and praise. When a child’s clip becomes fully covered in gems, I put a magnet on it, the child takes it home to place on his refrigerator, and he gets a new clip to *bLiNg* out! 🙂
Oh I'd love a copy! 🙂 We also do "Tootsie Roll, lollie pop" and my kids LOVE it!! I also say "1, 2, 3, eyes on me" and they reply with "1, 2, eyes on you!" This one is fun because I whisper it, say it in an accent, etc. I am a fan of whole brain teaching and we have started doing "Class….yes…" and it has been working so well to get their attention.
Loving & Learning in Pre-K
I would love a copy of your experiment! We also do "Hocus Pocus." I frequently will do this one: "If you can hear me, put your finger on your head. If you can hear me, put your finger on your….." This goes on in a whispered voice until I have everyone's attention and say, "If you can hear me, put a finger on your lips, zip your lips"
Thank you for sharing your other quiet chants!
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What great chants!! I love them and will have to try them in my classroom. I usually just turn the lights off which means rest your head on your desk quietly. Then when I turn them back on all eyes must be on me. I also sometimes hold 3 fingers up then slowly put them down, the students that notice get quiet until most or all are quiet. If anyone is talking after my last finger goes down they get a mark or some other consequence. I've seen other teachers just clap some pattern with their hands and the students have to repeat it as they get quiet. But I love your cheers! I am a new follower. 🙂
Oh, I almost forgot I also love the quiet chart idea! That is great!
I love quiet chants! I also use "class – yes." I like to make it fun by saying things like, "classity class – yessity yes"
A Cupcake for the Teacher
I use Whole Brain call and responses "Classity Class" and they response "Yessitty Yes".
I'd love a copy of your Blubber experiment. I'm a new follower of your cute blog too.
Yearn to Learn Blog
This looks great! In my class I also like to use the Whole Brain Teaching techniques where you say Class and the children say Yes however you said class. I love doing different accents, pitches, etc. It works wonders! Love your blog 🙂
Thanks for the comments ladies! These are great! Your freebie was sent. Stacey and Mrs. Cupcake, don't forget to post your e-mail so I can send you the Blubber Busters experiment. 🙂
I love your cheers and bling clips. I'm going to try them out 🙂
Just found your blog and LOVE it. I also have a behavior chart like yours and it works amazingly in my classroom.
Adventures of Ms. Smith
You have a terrific site here! I am so glad I found it and I am your newest follower!
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Me:"Eyes on Me"
Them: "Eyes on You"
Me: "Feet on the Floor"
Them; "Feet on the Floor, back in the seat!"
Me: Going out the door "Feet forward"
Them: "Feet forward, hands behind your back– lips zipped"
Oh, wow, totally missed that I never put my email address down! Sorry! 🙁 If it's not too late, my email is email@example.com. Sorry!
I love reading your posts! These chants are adorable 🙂 I have a very similar clip chart and we put gems on the clips too! My kids are so proud of the gems they earn 🙂 Thanks for sharing this cute post!
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