Math Word Walls have been a total game changer in my classroom! Now my 2nd grade students actively use the vocabulary cards on bulletin board to remind them of key concepts. These Math Word Wall Cards are also available for Kindergarten, First Grade, 3rd, 4th and 5th!
This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.