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    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!

    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.

    This a GCPS teaacher :) Tubs are sensory strategies to provide boundaries for moderate ASD class during group time activities. This looks like a great website!

    Cool Down Cubes - great for students who have difficulty with anger. Using a permanent marker, write a safe "cool down" strategy on each ice cube. For example: count to ten, walk away, talk to a friend, take three deep breaths, etc. I also left a few of the cubes blank so that the students could come up with their own strategies.

    Use duct tape and ziplock bags to create a quilt that displays student work.

    Odd and Even Patterning and Exploration Activities

    "marshmallow points During the month of January the kiddos are trying to earn marshmallow points as a class. They earn points for making good choices, following the class rules, and going above and beyond. When the mug is full, they get a hot chocolate party. Love the idea of having different 'points' for different months/seasons

    Classroom DIY: Whiteboard Tables. Great guide on converting your wood tables into amazing whiteboard tables.

    Activity Sticks

    This busy bag is perfect for quiet activity for toddlers who like to dump and fill. You get 4 colored cups with matching poms (1/2). The

    Increase Fluency with a Whisper Reader

    Quiet Critters. The students that are working quietly get to have a Critter sit on their desk for the rest of the work time.

    Students work as a class to earn parts for Mr. Potato Head. They earn a class party when he gets put together. This sounds like a good idea for my students!

    Stop the Interrupting! Blurt Alert cards-This freebie consists of 3 different sets of "blurt alert" cards. The basic premise: each time a student interrupts you or blurts out, hand them a card and keep talking. There are a number of ways to incorporate this into your existing classroom management system, or to use as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 intervention. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources SOS Inc. Resources.

    20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

    Quiet Critters

    Take the photo and then ask youngsters to use it as a writing prompt for explanatory/informative writing.

    This is a neat list of things you can do with students that are not paying attention.

    (via Team V’s First Grade Fun: “I’m Done” Cups) Students pick a stick from the “I’m Done” cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.

    This busy bag is perfect for quiet activity for toddlers who like to dump and fill. You get 4 colored cups with matching poms (1/2"). The cups have a colored "f

    Show students what materials are allowed during lesson or activity. If not on board, they can't use it.