The Question Board Free Classroom Management Tool
This item is designed to help students become
more independent classroom workers. Students are
encouraged to check the “question board” before approaching the teacher.
I created the prompts based on “questions I’m super sick of answering”. These are the questions that students should be able to answer on their own and don’t require ‘assistance’. Simple things like “Can I use markers?” or “Where does it go” can be answered with this!
I print on cardstock and use a 3” circle punch to cut them out. Then, I laminate them and stick them on big flat magnets (I like business card magnets cut in half). I leave the questions up all the time, then put up the ‘answers’ or ‘descriptors’ after I explain the task. I put the ‘questions’ sign on top, and then I use a whiteboard marker to write the task the questions are set up for (I don’t use it for daily routine items like Daily 5 or Independent Reading/Book bin time).
It has saved my sanity this year! Students are able to get to work more quickly and I spend my time helping students with academic tasks not answering “yes you may use pencil crayons” for the 500th time.
If you like this, check out my “I’m Stuck Board”
For more self-regulation ideas, check out my Self-Regulation Stations