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Posted on October 15, 2015 12:25 am
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Thomas Smallwood
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When I Start
A good attention grabber that I use is I say "When I start, you" then the students reply "Stop". I wait to have everyone's attention and then I begin the activity.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 15, 2015 12:31 am

uTaTub
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With my kindergarten class we have lots of fun little rhymes and attention strategies, but I think my favorite is clapping out a pattern. As soon as they hear me clap, they instantly start mimicking the pattern they hear. Not only does this get their attention, but they think they are playing a game as well!
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eZuGeQ
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good ideas!
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 4:44 am

meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:39 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2015 12:16 pm

jonathan lindsey
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This will sound humorous, but I actually got the idea from a second grade teacher. To get her students settled, she will lift her arm and start counting down with her fingers.... 3....2....1.... By the time she finishes 1 the students are quiet. Always. A few years ago, I had a rowdy bunch of 11th graders. For a joke I held my hand up counted with my fingers...3....2....1.... and it worked. Silence. I was as shocked as the students. I don't do it often, but I still use it. And it works every time, even in high school.
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PyNaTy
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This does work and I like the solution.
  Posted on: October 17, 2015 2:07 pm

LeHaWy
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I use this one as well. It works like a charm for my 6th graders.
  Posted on: October 23, 2015 2:27 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2015 12:30 am

VyReJe
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When I am ready for student's attention, I say, "If you hear my voice, clap once...twice...three times..." Then, is gets everyone's attention. I have also used music to get attention.
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Solution 4
Posted October 4, 2016 12:32 am

WuzyJa
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This is a good grab. Another good one is saying clap twice if you can hear me, then repeat until all students are clapping.
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Solution 5
Posted February 25, 2016 12:42 am

Jen
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I think this a great solution. There are so many comical attention grabbers that can be used for students. Hocus Pocus-Everybody Focus is another cute one.
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Solution 6
Posted March 5, 2016 9:52 pm

WuzyJa
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That is a great idea.
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Solution 7
Posted July 10, 2016 7:25 pm

juWuPe
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My favorite one would be a clapping pattern...
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Solution 8
Posted October 6, 2016 6:34 pm

PuWupe
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Yes, I have seen this at my practicums, very effective even for kindergarten students!
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Solution 9
Posted October 9, 2016 6:13 pm

Chanell Wolski
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I love attention grabbers with younger students. when I was in 5th grade, my teacher would say "bunh na na na na" and we would reply "bump bump!"
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Solution 10
Posted October 9, 2016 10:08 pm

uHudyt
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I think it is important to change up your attention grabber.
You could use a different one for each month. Some examples are:
Macaroni and Cheese - Everybody Freeze
Hocus Pocus - Everybody Focus
Shark Bait - Hoo ha ha
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Solution 11
Posted July 9, 2017 6:10 pm

eLaGag
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I'm not sure how this is a problem that needs a solution, but it is a great idea. Good job.
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Solution 12
Posted October 8, 2017 11:19 pm

paTaHe
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I like the counting down, three...two and the students say one.
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Solution 13
Posted February 28, 2016 5:42 pm

Charity Knowles
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I was in a school that used the system of repeating to gain student attention. First the teacher would say 'class' and the class would reply with 'yes' and then the teacher would say 'class class' then the students would say 'yes yes'. Normally by this point the whole class will have heard and be paying attention but if not then the teacher would continue with 'class class class'.
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Solution 14
Posted October 16, 2015 8:39 pm

aTytyP
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I think this is a good idea, it is simple and covers the whole group.
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