My teacher uses a Noise Meter similar to this one. The Noise Meter is a cool way to remind students the correct noise level that they should be using! You just use the paper clip and move it to the appropriate noise level the students should be using.
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I really love these end of the day questions. Often we get caught up in the hustle and the bustle of the days work. But maintaining student relationships and forming those bonds is crucial to classroom and student success.
Use colored dots to make groups easy. Put a different colored dot on each desk in a group. When you need to have a student from each table do something, you can simply ask for all the green dots to bring you the papers from their group.