Do you get tired of being interrupted by students asking to throw something away, sharpen a pencil, or get a tissue?? Nothing's worse than thinking your students have something powerful to add to the class discussion only to have it be "can I use the bathroom."
This file can be printed and also made into a poster. Students use non-verbal cue of a certain number of fingers to communicate with you. This is super helpful, particularly if you're in the middle of whole class instruction, or even small group instruction. It eliminates frequent disruptions and helps contribute to a smooth flow of the lesson.
1 finger = Student needs to get a tissue or sharpen his/her pencil.
2 fingers = Student needs to use the restroom.
3 fingers = Student has a question or needs help.
4 fingers = Student has to throw something away.
5 fingers = Student has something to add to the discussion or shared with the group.