No more discussion interruptions or students out of their seats without permission! (well mostly haha). With these hand signals, you will know exactly what students need or how they want to participate in class discussion.
Nothing annoyed me more than having students raise their hand just to ask to use the bathroom in the middle of a lesson or thinking they have a question and they just want to make a comment. Hand signals help to not only keep your lessons flowing without disruptions, but also allow for you to have the power of whether to accept questions or comments at that time. Simply nodding or shaking your head is all it takes to answer them and it doesn't require you to interrupt your thoughts and lose teaching time!
These watercolor themed posters make great decor for your bulletin boards so that students can refer to them during class. Included are the following phrases:
-Hand Signal Header Sign
-I have an answer
-I have a comment
-I have a question
-Me too or I agree
-May I get a pencil/sharpen my pencil?
-May I use the bathroom?
-May I get a drink of water?
-May I get a tissue?
These signals have truly been a lifesaver in my classroom, and I hope they will be in yours too!