Free Printable: 25 Attention-Getters for the Classroom

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Free Printable: Classroom Attention-Getters

You know that point in the day when the volume starts amping up? Bring down the noise level and help your students focus with these call-and-response routines. For each routine, we tell you what the teacher should say and how students should respond. Kids love them, and these classroom attention-getters really work!

We’ve shared 10 of our favorite attention-getters below, but there are 15 more in our printable version. Just submit your email here to get the printable version, and feel free to share it with a teacher friend!

  1. Teacher asks: “Ready to listen?”
    Students respond: “Ready to learn!”
  2. Teacher asks: “All set?” (Clap, clap, clap)
    Students respond: “You bet!” (Clap, clap, clap)
  3. Teacher says: “Quiet on the set.”
    Students respond: “Action!”
  4. Teacher says: “Surf’s up!”
    Students respond: “Shhhh!”
  5. Teacher asks: “Ready to rock?”
    Students respond: “Ready to roll!”
  6. Teacher says: “Hands on top.”
    Students respond: “That means stop!”
  7. Teacher says: “Eenie Meenie…”
    Students respond: “…Minie moe!”
  8. Teachers asks: “Ready, set?”
    Students respond: “You bet!”
  9. Teacher says: “Chicka, chicka.”
    Students respond: “Boom, boom!”
  10. Teacher says: “When I say PEACE, you say QUIET. Peace…”
    Students respond: “…Quiet!”

 
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Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, hearing people's stories and traveling the globe.

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