Throwback Thursday!

I love Cara's Throwback Thursday posts, so I am linking up!  It's amazing to look back and see how much you have changed over the years.  I have learned so much from this amazing blogging community.  It has truly changed me as a teacher and I have made so many new friends throughout this journey.  

So, here's a throwback to one of my favorites.  It's a perfect one for back to school behavior.

"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


  1. Aww man! I thought this was my opportunity to spray a kid! lol

    You Might Be a First Grader….

    1. I knew someone would get excited about that! Lol! You'd be surprised how many people on Pinterest thought that's what it was for! Haha!

  2. What great ideas - Love them!! :)
    So, I really CAN'T spray a kid?? hmmm.... ;)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I just found your blog today through the Throwback Thursday linky. Love your kids' "I have a dream..." photos and writing! I am a new follower... :0)

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. I can not find your email on your blog. I may just be overlooking it, so I am leaving you this information here. I posted about your rock star craftivity here. I hope that okay. I know I should have asked before I posted. Thanks, Stephanie