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Voice Level Chart – Early Monday Made-It

Anchor Charts, Back to School, Behavior System, Classroom Voice Level, TPT

Since tomorrow is the first day I get to start working in my classroom, I decided to post my Monday Made-It a little early!  I’m linking up with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics for another round of Monday Made-It!

Today I made a Classroom Voice Level Chart. Normally I just do an anchor chart, but this year I decided to make it a little cuter and then I’ll put a clothespin on the Level that I want kiddos to be on.  I’ve put my chart signs on TPT as a freebie here.  It is pretty simple, but I like to back things with scrapbook paper which is why I don’t tend to do a ton of clipart. 

Here is the finished product:

 
Thanks for checking out my Monday Made-It! I’m excited to see all of the other awesome projects in the linky party!
 
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Classroom Voice Level Chart

Anchor Charts, Behavior System, Classroom Voice Level

Anchor charts are one of my favorite teaching things! At the beginning of the school year, we spend a lot of time making different charts to go over procedures and expectations. I was looking through my photos last year and found one of my favorites – The Classroom Voice Level Chart. Now, I’ve seen some cute ones made with VistaPrint and other companies, but there is just something about making it with your class.  It may not look as professional, but they kids take ownership when they help make it and tend to value it more.  Our school’s behavior expectations have taken on some very specific language to make it consistent class to class and grade level to grade level. One of the specific phrases we’ve taken on is “0 Voice.” We use “0 Voice” in the hallways, in the bathrooms, during fire drills, etc. This year, I decided to take it a step further and determine what different voice levels would like in the classroom.  Here’s what the chart looks like…simple, but effective

I loved having this chart in the classroom because we could easily say – ok, during math stations we need to use our “1 Level” voice – what does that sound like? And, the kids knew. We spent a lot of time setting up these expectations and practicing them, but I noticed the noise level in the classroom was more under control.