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This is most definitely one of my most fun items, for both me and the students! Attention Grabbers are call and response sayings that educators can use for most importantly behavior management and transition times throughout the day. How they work is the teacher starts out the call and response by stating the first part of the phrase. The students then call out in unison, the second part. They really do work because they're catchy phrases that usually rhyme and are familiar to the students. They also can have meanings behind them that remind the students what they should be or are about to be asked to do. For example, my absolute favorite Attention Grabber I use is I call out, "www dot" and the students respond, "zip it, dot com." How funny is that? It's a polite and fun way to get the class quiet that the students don't mind responding to because it's fun and different.
I've made attractive posters of 30 Attention Grabbers that I use and also provided them for you in index card size so you can put them on a teacher ring for your own use if you'd like. The students can also be given the cards if you'd like them to practice them. Once you and the students have them down pat, transitions and behavior management will be all the easier, trust me! Here's a list of the Attention Grabbers I've included:
In the jungle! The mighty jungle.
Monkey see! Monkey do!
Hi, ho. Hi, ho. It's off to work we go.
Yakity yak. Don't talk back.
Clickity Clack! Get on track.
Holy Moly! Guacamole.
Popcorn, popcorn. Pop, pop, pop.
Banana split. We know how to sit.
Flat tire. Shhhhhhh
Shark bait! Brew ha-ha
Hocus Pocus. It's time to focus.
Mama mia. That's a spicy meatball!
Peanut, peanut butter...Jelly
Touch your nose, red rose.
We will, we will...Rock you
Subway. Eat Fresh.
Goodness gracious. Great balls of fire.
Drop it like it's hot.
Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day.
Hip, hop. Everyone stop.
Drip, Drop. It's time to stop.
Pop, splat. Did you hear that?
Text me. Tweet me.
Me, oh, my. Apple Pie.
These posters look great and the kids will love the graphics. They're inviting and use all the clip art from our very own, best TpT Graphic Artists. This is an activity you can start anytime throughout the year, as we all need a pick up and change at some point. Especially towards the end of the year.
Here's some feedback from a customer:
"... I just had to come back and tell you that my class and I have been saying "Holy Moly; Guacamole" and "www dot; zip it dot com" all day. What fun! I'm still smiling. :) I hope this product will be wildly successful for you, because it can change the atmosphere of a classroom and help children enjoy learning. That's what good classroom management is all about!! Thank you for sharing!"
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Updated on August 14, 2013: I've added a 2 page document consisting of directions and a full list of the Attention Getters for a handy reference tool! Please download if you would like this document. Otherwise, I have not changed the posters! Thanks for your support and wonderful feedback, Cara;0)