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 9 of our favorite attention-getters below, but there are 14 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. Teachers asks: “Ready, set?”
    Students respond: “You bet!”
  8. Teacher says: “Chicka, chicka.”
    Students respond: “Boom, boom!”
  9. Teacher says: “When I say PEACE, you say QUIET. Peace…”
    Students respond: “…Quiet!”

Yes! I Want the 24 Attention-Getters Printable