To Gain the Student's Attention

Give Me Five!

To use this strategy, just clap your hands twice (or use another kind of auditory signal), then raise your hand showing ve ngers in the air.

give me fiveThe five expectations of the students are as follows:

  1. Mouth quiet
  2. Eyes on speaker
  3. Ears open
  4. Body still
  5. Hands free


State the expectations of your students (e.g. lips closed and eyes open). Then, using a normal speaking tone and a predictable steady rate of speed, count backwards beginning from thirty. This strategy also works to decrease transition times and move briskly between activities.