The funny thing is...it is my student teacher's head week and last night she went home and made a chart for the classroom without telling me she was going to (good for her!) and I came to school early this morning to make one for her to surprise her. Now we have two charts to share visually with you! Now...you get to vote which one is better. No...Joking but I would like to share both.
|Cooperating Teacher's Chit~Chat Chart |
I used post-it notes for the strips to pull off and on.
|Student Teacher's Chit~Chat Chart |
Made professionally at a print shop...just thought you should know. HE HE HE
She used Velcro to put the cards on and off.
If a student is talking while the teacher or another student is talking I will remove one of the red cards from his/her name on the chart. Sometimes I will say why I am removing the card and sometimes I will just remove the card and keep teaching. If a student looses all 3 cards before recess he/she will have to stay in from recess and we will talk about what they need to do to fix it. Right now...we are lucky enough to have 3 different times that the students will loose recess, Academic Free Choice, or computers during the day. All the cards go back on the board at 9:45 and 12:30. I really hope this helps! What do you use to help control classroom chatter? Thanks in advance for any advice!!!