Give Me Five – Elementary Classroom Management Strategy That Works!
When the teacher says “Give Me Five” the students know they need to stop what they are doing and have zero voices, eyes on the speaker, hands and feet are still, active listening and they are ready to learn.
Teachers can also incorporate a visual signal such as having students raise their hands with their hands open showing five fingers. They keep their hands up until everyone has stopped talking, is looking at the speaker and settled down.
- Zero Voices
- Eyes On Speaker
- Hands & Feet are Still
- Active Listening
- We are Ready to Learn
Before you can teach effectively you need to have good classroom behavior management in place. Give Me Five will help achieve that.
I made a poster set which is a great visual reminder for behavior expectations during instruction and anytime someone is addressing the class. Put them up where they are easily seen during instruction and sharing time. They make a great bulletin board display or you can display them on the wall or a white board. Start your year off right and post these posters at the beginning of the year. You can display them vertically or horizontally to save space. Make your own or you can check my set out here: