Teach these hand signals to your students at the beginning of the year. Students can use these instead of raising their hands. With these hand signals, students are able to communicate their needs/ideas without having to interrupt the classroom conversation.
The poster set includes the following hand signals:
~ I have a question.
~ I have a comment.
~ I have an answer.
~ I agree.
~ May I go to the restroom?
~ May I get a tissue?
~ May I get a drink of water?
~ I would like to sharpen my pencil.
Print these out and hang them above your whole-group teaching area to remind your students.