Print, laminate, and hang these three chants to your classroom walls or doors! Have your class learn these early into the school year, and they'll more easily transition between times of talking and no talking.
Other transiton ideas: turn the light off then on again, or have a song played for 15-30 seconds so they know an activity is ending and that they need to clean up and listen up.
These chants are specifically telling the children what kind of voice they should use for the next activity, so this should be ADDED to current transitional things you do, not necessarily REPLACING current ones.
*GREAT FOR STUDENTS WITH MENTAL SPECIAL NEEDS OR TRANSITION-ANXIETY*