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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.

When students have finished an assignment early, they can grab a popsicle stick that has a quiet activity written on it for them to do!

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day.

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Designate one student as the “Ask Me” student who can answer the questions of other students while you’re busy assisting others.

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

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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!

Bravo Board- I'm thinking that I could give tallies to my animal tables that get quiet first, follow directions first, have their school boxes neatly in the center, have no paper under their table, etc. Maybe reward the table that has the most tallies on Friday. hmmmmm