Classroom Management-Attention Grabbers:)

Last year I found Whole Brain Teaching and just fell in love! I had the best class community last year and I give a lot of that credit to Whole Brain Teaching. I put a lot of work into building that community in the beginning of the year and it really paid off! 

So this year I plan to do the same! I love using different attention grabbers other than the traditional "Class, Yes" model.

So I took a look at my last years attention grabbers I made and beautified them:) I wanted to make them POP! I also added a bunch more to my collection! And I really like the way they turned out!



I made each attention grabber it's own page and also a page with smaller cards!


I have printed mine and already laminated them:) I think I am going to do the smaller cards and use an attention grabber of the day! But on the other hand, last year I could call out ANY of these and they would know what to do. They just had to keep their ears open for any of the sayings!

Would you like a copy? I would LOVE to give away THREE copies of my attention grabbers. Just leave a comment (with your email please) about one way you like to get your students attention and I will pick a winner tomorrow!

If you can't want and just have to have them, you can get them at my TpT shop and my TN shop!

Pack to packing I go!

47 comments:

  1. Hocus Pocus... Everybody Focus
    missnelsonattpt@yahoo.com

    I'd love to win

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  2. Do you think these are too primary for fifth graders? I don't know if it would work or if it would be too kiddish. But, I'd love to try them!

    Diane
    Fifth in the Middle
    Dlzillman@yahoo.com

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  3. 1,2,3 look at me... 4,5,6 look at you!
    My kids love this, and I love Whole Brain Teaching!!

    I would love a copy of this.

    Debbie
    deborah.a.b.parker[at]gmail[dot]com

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  4. This is so cool. I have never used anything like that in my room. I usually just count backwards from 5 to 1 to get them to focus.
    Rebbecca
    rkzoglmann@gmail.com

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    1. it is awesome! My kids last year loved Subway/Eat fresh the best! They came up with the Red Robin one:) I miss them:(

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  5. I saw these on facebook and loved them!

    Crystal Shepherd
    lucytumnus@gmail.com
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

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  6. I usually call out "Check In, Fist to Four" and they hold up a fist-not with the lesson at all, and fingers 1-4 with 4 meaning they are following the lesson and feel ready and able to try on their own. Every day we recited a morning poem that had little rhymes like your attention grabbers. I think it would work well together. Thank you for sharing!
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  7. I have not used these before but would love to try them. I have seen them around for a while now. I usually clap or turn off the lights to get their attention. It works, but the students would love these so much better!

    Thanks,
    Deb
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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  8. Ba da ba ba ba
    I'm lovin' it!

    Just like I'm lovin' this product!

    Emily
    koolaid_1989@hotmail.com

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  9. These are such a cute idea! I would love to have a set! I don't do anything that creative, just your normal "clap once, clap twice." I think that these would be much better!

    Primary Classrooms are Oceans of Fun

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  10. Such a cute idea, I've never used anything like this. Normally I just say 1 2 3 eyes on me and they repeat eyes on you, or I count backwards.

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  11. During groups, I use Hocus Pocus (me)...now let's focus (kids)

    Cathy I.
    mrsirwinsclass@gmail.com

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  12. Hands on Top, Everybody Stop is my go to when I really need them to focus! (Otherwise they are looking at you but playing with their scissors!)

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  13. One of my class' favorites last year was "Tootsie Roll, Lollipop, we've been talking now let's stop!" Love your sayings. So Un! These would be a great way to mix it up and keep the kids on their toes. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Sara
    saraschlick@gmail.com

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  14. I clap a pattern and they copy it back to me. Not very exciting but it gets the job done. I'd love to try out your attention grabbers next year!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!
    Angelanerby10 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. What a great idea. I would love a set of these attention getters. In the past I have trained my students to do the "Class, Yes" and they enjoyed it for awhile. I think the variety of attention getters will keep the class more engaged.

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  16. You snooze...You lose is what I use to their attention. I would love to have the ones you made to help mix up things a little. Thanks for sharing.
    kburch@sjbplymouth.org

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  17. I love these...and Im going to a school that is all about that... I use "123 eyes On me".. hope packing is going well:)

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    1. Forgot email... julietupperware@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh my gosh!! Love, love, love these!! I used only a couple last year from WBT, like Class... Yes. Class, class. Yes, Yes. Classity, class! Yessity, yes. I love the different ones you came up with!! It makes it so fun having other ways to get their attention.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  19. Love these. They look so neat. I use Class, Yes. Pretty boring, I know. Around Halloween I used Hocus Pocus. I need to use some of these. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    ugamler@boyertownasd.org

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  20. I use Chikka Chikka (me) Boom Boom (kids)!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  21. I would love these. This year I subbed and one school I subbed in used the class, yes all the time. I loved subbing there because all the kids knew what to expect when I said it. These would be great and give me tons of idea to use in my own classroom. I love the Mac & cheese, everybody freeze.
    clburesh@yahoo.com

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    1. That's what my subs said too! It was so easy for them!

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  22. Mac and cheese, everybody freeze!
    Jenniferkime@hotmail.com

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  23. I'm a Nemo lover so I love "Shark Bait...Bru ha ha"

    anhudacek@gmail.com

    Amanda

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  24. Hocus pocus...everybody focus.

    crhdouglas@gmail.com

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  25. Love these attention grabbers! I use hocus pocus...everyboday focus.

    lyons.cori@gmail.com

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  26. I haven't used much of these, but would love to win this set to implement. I am really changing how I do things next year. I finally put this year to rest today. Now on to next year!
    marciahoj@gmail.com

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  27. Love these! I use a variety of things...1, 2, 3 Eyes on Me...some of the whole brain teaching like Class Yes and sometimes I clap. I could really use some new ideas!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  28. I would love these! My school does something called PRIDE and each letter stands for a character trait we want our students to have. We call it "the name of our school" PRIDE. One way I get attention in class is that I say the name of our school and the kids call back, "PRIDE". I like that we're keeping our acronym as part of our daily vocabulary so we can focus on those traits!

    :)
    Christina
    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

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    1. I like that! The school school I am going to uses TRIBES. I have to look into the TRIBES website and find out more info, but it is a community building strategy that I plan on mixing with WBT!

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  29. Fantastic! The "Class, Yes" thing was great, but something about it always bugged me. These are a great alternative. So much cuter!

    Jennifer
    jkeiser@san.rr.com

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  30. This is my first year back in the classroom after a year break, so I'm looking for lots of new ideas! I will be in a 3rd grade classroom again this fall & think your attention grabbers are awesome!! I don't have any clever attention grabbers myself to offer, but have just found out about the "whole brain teaching" (literally yesterday) & am trying to find resources about it. Could you PLEASE send me in the right direction?? I feel like I'm going to be spending lots of time on your blog! :)
    Thanks again!!
    kendraspremier@gmail.com

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    1. Stephanie from 3rd Grade Thoughts has some awesome stuff:) Also, check out my Whole Brain Teaching posts and Pinterest board:)

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  31. I love these! I have never tried unsung this technique before... I cannot wait to try these with my new class! eileengriffin14@gmail.com

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  32. I'm going to have to check out this whole brain teaching strategy. Hearing your stories about using this strategy in the classroom sounds like a neat way to keep the children engaged. Plus the cards are super cute.

    luvmytxhub at gmail.com

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  33. I just dabbled in WBT last year so I used Class Class, Yes Yes. Classity Class, Yessity Yes and so on. I LOVE these so much - very creative:)! Thanks for the opportunity! Good luck with your move and new school!

    ~Sara
    sweetsarabowling@gmail.com

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  34. I like to constantly mix up what I use to keep the kids really listening but one of my favorites is "Hands on top..." (teacher) "...that means stop!" (kids). Not only does it get their attention, but the kids actually have to take their hands off whatever project they're doing and put them on their heads, giving you more attention!

    Kristin
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  35. Macaroni and cheese....everybody freeze! Although, I do have to mix it up or I get tuned out!
    Mandmyoung@chartermi.net

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  36. Winner, Winner!
    Chicken Dinner!
    CRBURRELL@aol.com

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  37. Just saw your blog post and love,love the attention getters. It's my birthday today so I treated myself by putting them in my cart! I used a few this year but plan to use bunches next year. Good luck with your move to Hawaii.

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  38. These are really cute. I always forget to use them. I either ring my bell or sometimes I clap and the students repeat the clap. I would love to win this packet!
    Cindy
    CL14mentor@oh.rr.com

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  39. They are wonderful! I loved them!

    fannyedith26@gmail.com

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  40. Love them, thanks for sharing
    carpe.diem.min@gmail.com

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