Here are 16 different desktop helpers for your children's desktops.
No need for students to interrupt the class while others are hard at work. They can simply signal from a conveniently positioned collect of cards that indicate their need.
You may want to use these cards during writing sessions, etc. as a once in a while or all the time resource for students.
Cards may be runoff on stock paper, laminated, cut and hole punched. A simple foldable sheet of stock paper cut to the size of the cards, can act as an anchor [not included in product] from which the collection will comfortable rest with ringed/or paper clipped holders placed at the top. Cards have templates of where the holes should go.
Think of it as "flip through cards on a rotary" or simply ring the whole collection and lay flat on desktop. Students can sort through and display the card that represents their need.
In fact, you may wish to ask the children for suggestions which can be added to the existing collection.
Last, you may wish to only hand out one or two cards for a given purpose.
This product really can support the younger grades, but will do just fine for the older kids too. Use them all or what you need.
So, for those of you who on special occasions cherish a quiet classroom, this is for you!
I get it!
I understand, but could you peek over my shoulder to check?
I need to ask a question.
I need time to think.
I don’t know what to do. Can you repeat the directions?
I don’t know how to begin.
I don’t know how to end.
I don’t “get it” and need help.
Can I work with a partner?
I only need 5 more minutes.
I can’t see the board.
Voila! I am finished!