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attention getters
Old 07-31-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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"Here ye, here ye!" and they reply, "All eyes on the queen!"
Can I just say, that is amazing!?

As a sub, I would use my own attention getters. They changed for the grade level. Younger kids I would use the "123 eyes on me" or "If you can hear me, clap twice." For older kids, I would use the "If you can hear me, clap twice" or "Everybody, mouths closed, eyes on me!"

I always started the day explaining my expectations and how sometimes a sub has different ways of doing things than their regular teacher. Often I would ask if I looked like their regular teacher. Younger kids usually really giggle if their teacher is a man (I'm a woman). Then throughout the day if they told me "Mrs. So and So doesn't do it that way." I would respond with "Am I Mrs. So and So?" During this explanation, I always went over my attention getter.

Older grades resent the attention getters (I'm talking high school). So, in the mornings I explain that if I have to ask for their attention more than once, I will treat them like elementary students and use the attention getter.
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