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Old 08-13-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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I would like to make a noise level indicator for my class. This would show them what type of voices they can use in the classroom. For example, the kids can whisper when I am doing guided reading. Low voices when trying to solve math problems, peer editing, etc. I would like some sort of visual to use to help the kids remember what type of voices to use when.


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Old 08-13-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I had seen one on a teacher's webpage at some point that I saved to the computer, I don't remember who's page it was on, but I thought it was neat and something I might like to do in the future.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:00 PM
 
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I posted something that sounds like what you describe. It's a "Classroom Noise Level Chart." Take a look to see if it's something you can use... or maybe it will give you a starting point for something else you'd like to create. It's in MS Word so you can modify it to fit your needs.

I have it on my magnetic white board. I keep an arrow (attached with a magnet) at the level I want the class to be using.

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This is great! Thanks for sharing! Do you enlarge it to poster size or is the regular sheet large enough?
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Thanks for the ideas.


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I had it at the regular page size, and it worked for my students since they could see the colors from a distance. This year, just because I wanted it to be more like a poster instead of a piece of paper, I enlarged it. I guess it depends on your personal preference.
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My friend uses a stop light: red light="ssshhhh", yellow=whispers, green=quiet voices. She found it at a teacher supply store.
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I used the stop light method all last year and I loved it.
Since I was on a limited budget, I downloaded a stop light from clip art, enlarged it to fill the paper, cut and pasted my labels for voices. Then I slipped it in an acrylic picture frame that has a bottom so it stands up.
I used a clothespin to signify what kinds of voices we were to use at the time.
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