Whisper Tap Out©2010
By Nicole Dash
Do you ever find yourself nagging your class to work quietly while attempting to assess your students individually? Or threatening the loss of recess so your students will work at an appropriate noise level during reading centers?
I invented "Whisper Tap Out" to solve these problems…it's AMAZING how effective it is!!
This wonderful game is intended for first graders and can be used when you are doing individual assessments, during a quiet work time such as reading centers, during free play or whenever you want to bring the energy of the classroom to a calm level.
"Whisper Tap Out" keeps your students working or playing quietly and monitoring each other rather than you having to monitor them.
During end of quarter assessments, I have had first grade classes work quietly all day every day for up to 5 days playing "Whisper Tap Out." I love not having to nag, threaten or gripe! It's liberating. In addition, my first graders are so proud of themselves.