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Monday, February 25, 2013

Blurt Chart

My little sweeties are always forgetting to raise their hands for permission to speak out and it's been about to drive.me.plumb.CRAZY!  Enter the handy, dandy ..... ("Did you say I can win a prize?")  Blurt Chart!  I saw this Blurt Chart awhile back and decided to whip one up.  Mine is not as cute but it serves its purpose.  Thank the good heavens!  Here's how it works in my room.  Each number represents a child.  Beside each number I have one blank post-it note.  The original chart I saw used 3 but I needed less to offer that more instant gratification feel for my little ones.  Whenever someone blurts out they have to go remove the post-it beside their name.  Whichever student is the last one with a post it left beside their name is the winner and gets a special treat! Do you ever have a problem with your students blurting?


9 comments:

  1. I remember spotting this idea-- then I forgot about it! Thanks for the cute reminder :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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    1. Don't you wonder how in the world we remembered anything before pinterest?

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  2. Very neat! I have so many incentives going on right now though, but this is a good one to start next year ;)

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    1. Sarah,

      It seems to help cut down on the blurting. I totally understand having too much going on at one time. That's smart to wait than to overwhelm them and yourself.

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  3. Michelle,

    Let me know how it works out for you!

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  4. I have a portable dry erase board and I write three tallies beside each child's name and they must erase the tally...much less waste!

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  5. Love it! What a great and cute idea!!

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  6. Thanks for the idea! I have a very chatty group this year(about half my class is only 4) and need as much as I can get. One of my main issues is getting them to sit quietly while working from problem to problem on a worksheet. I will definitely be trying this!

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