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    Quiet critters come out only when it's quiet. Love it! I can really see kids working hard to have one sit on their desk.

    Quiet Critters They live in a soundproof jar & only come out when it's quiet. Loud noises hurt their ears, but whispering is ok They love to sit on students' desks & watch & learn from the students. If the student is too loud, they get moved to the other side of their desk. If they continue to be loud they go back into their jar. At the end of the quiet lesson whoever still has a Quiet Critter on their desk can have points, a sticker or whatever incentives you have in the room.

    'Quiet Critters' sit on desks while children are working. They are afraid of loud noise so everyone must be very quiet when they are around.

    Quiet critters

    Ever have one of those moments at the end of a Friday school day where your students are making too much noise and you don’t feel like doing any work? Well you have come to the right place! These set of silent class games are best to play if you are trying to get rid of that headache you got from yard duty or you want to introduce your weekend with some peace and quiet! - See more at: funclassgames.com...

    Recycling plastic caps into a classroom project- in this case, creating beautiful strings of 'raindrops' out of caps that normally end up in the trash.

    Wiggle Seats

    Quiet Critters - only come out of the jar when it's quiet!

    great ideas to quiet the class

    OMGee!!! Use this website to quiet down your class!!! The balls bounce when there is quite a bit of noise in the room. The challenge is to get the balls to settle down or stop moving completely. Too bad the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE was just recently already given out, because I think this deserves at least a LOOK-OVER!!!

    Classroom Organization

    Line Up Sing Alongs - Love this idea for classroom management. Transition times can be hard for Kinders. We sing a lot in my classroom, so I will definitely incorporate this idea this year.

    Desk Monster Notes! { Clean Desk Incentive }

    Use two filing cabinets to create a cozy corner or quiet area.

    Each time a student BLURTS out loud without raising hand they have to take one down. Last person to have all 3 gets rewarded!

    Cool site showing various ways to arrange desks according to # of students.

    Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends. GUESS WHAT? Instantly quiet class. The kids love them. My kids have named their quiet critters and made homes for them.

    Gebruik groen, geel en rood gekleurde bekers voor groepswerk. Wanneer een tafel te hard klinkt, de beker verandert in geel. Als de tafel nog steeds teveel kabaal maakt, verandert de beker in rood. Dit betekent dat de groep hun werk nu zelfstandig en zonder te praten moet maken

    Quiet Critters - when you decide it's important for students to be quiet, pass out the quiet critters. Take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use. cute!

    Workstations at the desk to reduce movement in the classroom. Wouldn’t it be great to have a little supply station for each group!