How often do you ask students to raise their hands to answer a question only have a student reply, "Can I go to the bathroom?" or "Can I please grab a tissue? Teaching students to use hand signals is the perfect solution!
This pack includes beautiful, bright posters that include an illustration of the hand signal with a phrase for what it represents. Posters include:
When taught explicitly and reinforced in the first weeks of school, these hand signals will help create an ordered, trusting atmosphere in your classroom. Knowing what a child needs without him/her interrupting valuable teaching time allows the teacher to either silently nod or signal that now is not the appropriate time. You'll be amazed with how much smoother teaching time can be!
The posters in this pack are the perfect size for hanging under the board or toward the front of the classroom as a friendly reminder of student expectations.
This pack also includes an EDITABLE file for you to create your own!