We've all been there: You ask students a question, and one student raises his or her hand and says "Can I go to the bathroom?"
I find that having hand signals in my classroom removes confusion both from the teacher and the student. If I am teaching a whole group lesson or at my small group table, I know what a student needs with a quick glance. I can simply nod or shake my head, and continue with what I'm doing.
I have included a set with pictures as well to aid with comprehension for younger students, or with ESL students. As an ESL teacher, I find these significantly help my students who come to me knowing very little English, as they can ask for what they need! This is a great stepping stone for them.
I hang these along the side of my SmartBoard so that they are clearly visible at all times. This helps ensure they are being used!
If you like this resource, check out my other Neon RAINBOW Resources:
Neon RAINBOW Clip Chart
Neon RAINBOW Chalkboard Clip Chart
Neon RAINBOW Hand Signals Signs
Ombre RAINBOW Scalloped BLACK Classroom Labels
Ombre RAINBOW Scalloped WHITE Classroom Labels
Ombre RAINBOW Scalloped Number Line
Ombre RAINBOW Scalloped Letter Line
Ombre RAINBOW Scalloped Name Plates