I found that this management technique works best with kindergartners, 1st graders, 2nd graders and even 3rd graders!
I introduced the critters and read the poem to the children. You can print out the poem and give one to each student or just hang one in the classroom as a constant reminder.
Quiet critters themselves are NOT INCLUDED, but I do explain how to make them and where to purchase material to go with the poem.
Enjoy this management technique with you students!
Before you know it they will be begging for quiet critters to come out and join them!