"Is your class always this loud?"

I don't know how many times I have heard this from substitute and special area teachers, but it has definitely been too many!  And I am determined to win this battle!  So, where do you go when you need ideas? Pinterest, of course! 

I made up some "Quiet Spray!"  You spray the ROOM to signal children to get quiet.  Or you can just leave the bottle empty.  Mine love the mist in the air.  It is so funny!  {I do not condone spraying a child!  As much as you might want to!  Ha! ;)}
Original Idea


I had to have some quiet critters!  They are so cute!  I give them incentive tickets with it.  Our school participates in a School Wide Positive Behavior Support program, and we use cub cash as an incentive.  They can cash it in at our cub store.  This is my "on task" container with the critters.  I always change out my prizes.  This month I am using crazy straws {from the Dollar Tree}.  You would think they were gold the way they carry on about them!  Ha!  They really want them!  They even take it to lunch and drink their milk with it!  So funny!
Original Quiet Critter Idea




I have uploaded these FREEBIES onto TPT, because Google Docs has not been very cooperative lately.  :(  Click the pic below to download the crazy straw labels.

Click below to download the other quiet labels, along with some pep cards.  Hand the student the card to redirect.  When they have read it, they flip it over and you can then pick it up.  You can redirect a child without having to stop and interrupt learning!  Love these during observations!


What do you do to keep your class quiet?  I must say these are working for the most part; my little ones just need lots of reminders!  On a sidenote {and mainly to make myself accountable!}, I am working on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory math and literacy unit.  Be on the lookout!  I also can't wait to share what we did for Valentine's Day last year.  I will save that for another post.


MLK Jr. Day is coming up!  Here is the little display I did last year.  I found it here.  Students wrote and then typed what they wanted to be when they grew up.  I can't wait to see what everyone else plans on doing!  Have a fabulous Friday!
~The Lemonade Stand Teachers


25 comments

  1. Thank you so much for the Freebies! I love these and am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY to hear that I am not the only one who gets that question!

    Jena
    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

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  2. Thanks so much for the freebies! :) I used quiet critters at the beginning of the year, they got the procedures/expectations down and I haven't used them as much! This week they've been crazy! I can't wait to start using them again with your awesome freebies.
    Stories From Second

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  3. This is sooooooooooooooo cute!! What a fun way to motivate the kids!

    ❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
    A Teacher's Treasure

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  4. These are so wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them! I am a new follower to y'alls blog and love it! I would love for you to come check out my helpful hearts that we use to fill our bucket!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  5. Thanks for the freebies! My class will definitely benefit from some "Quiet Spray"! Lol!

    Gladys
    http;//teachinginhighheels.blogspot.com

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    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

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    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful

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    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
    bakteach16@gmail.com

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  9. I just made my own set of "quiet critters" to use with my first graders. I can't wait to try them out on Monday! Also saw the "quiet spray" idea on Pinterest and was thinking about trying that out!

    Erin
    Projects & Polkadots

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    Lory
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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  11. Have you thought of adding a bit of lavender essential oil to the Quiet Spray? Give a shake before you spray (to distribute the oil). Lavender is naturally calming and soothing... which would help in times you need to quiet them down. ;)

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  12. Just found your blog and I am a new follower! I love the quiet critters idea! I use "warm fuzzies" for my class and I add/take them out based upon thir behavior. Check out my blog and enter my giveaway!

    Kim
    Growing Up Teaching

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  13. I am glad you all like these! I hope your kids enjoy them as much as mine have! I love the lavender idea! Where can I get it? Again, thank you all for your sweet comments!

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  14. Thank you for liking the "Quiet Spray" and especially for linking back to my blog. Your label is MUCH nicer than mine ;0) My spray bottle is empty but it does make a cute little "swish" sound when I spray it. Thanks again!

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  15. Would you be willing to share your quiet spray label? It's darling!

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    1. You can pick it up for free at my TPT store. There is a link in the post. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. hello, i cannot find your TPT store to get the label, can you tell me how to do it

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    3. hello i finally found it, but i really though it would be the same that you have in the picture and is different, do you have the one from this picture available for free?

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    4. It's the same one. I just put some scrapbook paper under mine to hide the stickiness leftover from the label that was on the bottle.

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  16. what are some other ideas you use for on task?

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    1. Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants has some really good classroom management ideas. I use her idea she had for Easter throughout the year where students draw from different choices out of a basket. Their favorite is getting to steal the teacher's chair! She has a printable you can grab.

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  18. When I seen the quiet spray on pinterest I kinda freaked, and had to come to your website because as a parent I would be so flippin' mad if someone sprayed my kid. Thanks goodness that is not the case lol you have some great Ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  19. I had a kindergarten teacher that would have us all lay on the floor, close our eyes, and she would tell us a story as she walked around misting us with water from a spray bottle. It was a great way to calm down and cool off the class after recess.
    (She would aim the bottle in the air and let it fall down, she wouldn't spray us directly. )

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