I have a rather soft voice normally, and when kids get too loud in my
room, I hold up my hand for attention and they are to do the same when
they notice. Or I blink lights once. Or I say 5,4,3,2,1. And expect
silence by 1. THAT being said, there are times when I know that they
will REALLY listen to me if I change my voice to a funny voice or an
unusual accent when I give a direction. They love that. ANother thing
that I do sometimes to make sure they are all listening is to
say..."Ok..time for Anyone Can Learn to Do Art Tip #3,482.5" Or some
other random huge number. THey think that's funny, and they always
listen when I do that. Sometimes even I get tired of my normal voice.
I would LOVE to have one of those deep voices that you can hear all over
the room even when the kids are talking! But.....I don't!
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