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NOISE…removing one letter at a time when our voice level gets too loud. When NO is left, there is NO more talking! Love this! A lot more clearer than just putting up strikes on the board or letting the noise escalate to a point where you just cut off talking. It also gives the kids a chance to regain control of their noise before it gets to that point.
I use this in my classroom, but I definitely need to start calling Voice Level 1 "spy talk". It's MUCH cooler than whispering! (If anyone has never heard of this before, I HIGHLY recommend it! It took a couple of weeks for my kids to get the hang of it, but now they ask me what voice level they are allowed to be at for certain activities. It's AMAZING!)
Voice Level Chart with Chevron and Chalkboard Design! The Voice Level Chart is a quick and easy way to refer to the noise level in your classroom. Would add a arrow of some sort to indicate what voices they should b using!
Here's a set of cards for monitoring noise levels in your room. Includes Roar Like a Lion (loud! like at recess), Talk Like a Parrot (normal talking, like group work), Squeak Like a Mouse (whisper voices), and Silent Like a Sloth (no voices).
If the clip is on Table Voice, then only the members of their table should be able to hear their voices. Teacher Voice is their louder speaking voice. This is generally the voice they use when they are reading or sharing with the class.
This would be especially useful in an open concept school (where I'm at right now for my placements). Whatever voice level is being asked of the students could be held up somewhere in the class or even brought with us outside. AG