Getting Students' Attention Hello! What is your preferred method for getting students quiet and paying attention so you can give directions for the next activity? In Kindergarten, we did a pattern of claps, that they had to repeat, and the students knew that their "looking eyes, listening ears, and silent voices" were required at that point and it worked pretty well. I am now starting in 2nd grade, and that strategy may work, but I just wanted to hear other teacher's suggestions. Thanks!