Instead of jumping jacks and climbing on the counter
to get their attention, I would recommend using a
whistle like the coaches use. You can get them in the
sports department at Wal-Mart for a couple of bucks.
I've found that students hate it when I blow it
because of the pitch and reverberation in the room, so
after blowing it once I usually just have to raise it
to my lips and the students will help get everyone
quiet so they don't have to hear it. It also comes in
handy if you have to do any sort of outside duty.
--- "M. Austin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > After the first few days of complaints about not
> > playing popular music, they just give in and enjoy
> > (for the most part).
> > ...and if they still complain, I threaten to sing
> > instead.
> *L* I'm glad I'm not the only "singer"! Actually, if
> I need to get the
> class' attention, after the first request I will do
> something oddball to
> grab them. I will stand on the counter, sing, do
> jumping jacks - sure beats
> having to yell, and it is VERY effective. :-) One
> of my student's favorite
> classic music is a Yoga CD that I picked up at
> Goodwill. They call it the
> "medication" music, because they misunderstood me
> when I gave them the
> title. They also really like guitar music.
> K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> http://www.geocities.com/theartkids >
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