Signs for silently communicating with students...

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  1. TeacherGrl7

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    A few teacher supply stores near me have had awesome sign kits recently. They were about 5 or 6 different pictures on large popsicle sticks. The purpose was being able to hold up a stick that had a picture and a direction (for example, a picture of a foot that says "line up quietly") and being able to give your class a direction without having to say anything. I loved the idea but just couldn't afford to buy them since they seemed like something I could so easily make at home. Does anyone own these that could refresh my memory of what the pictures and words are on the sticks? I tried looking for them online but I couldn't find them. Thanks so much!!
     
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    I don't have them, but the librarian at my summer job used one-a stop sign with the word "quiet" on it-it worked wonders! I was working with boys going into K, and they were instantly quiet as soon as she lifted the sign!
     
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    you could do one with eyes that means, "look at me for directions" or something.

    One for put your work away.

    One for getting materials together... I'm sure there are many more.

    One for turn in your work.
     
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    I've made a set of my own using Word. I bought two of the ones on popsicle sticks, but I like sticking mine on my dry erase board with a magnet. I keep these up front to use when needed and a set at my desk.
    Go to the "For Teachers" on my website and it is on that page.:rolleyes:

    http://www.sampson.k12.nc.us/Countypage/Technology/Heit/sak/index.htm
     
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    why not have the kids come up with the symbols on one of the first days? They will be more likely to remember what it means and more involved with the rule making.
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Thank you! I can use some of the signs on your website!
     
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    You're welcome!:rolleyes:
     

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