Have you ever had one or two students who don’t seem to grasp the concept of “inside voice?” No need to answer, we know it’s a resounding, “YES!” Need a solution? Look no more! Just print out our handy-dandy Voice-o-Meter and relish the sounds of silence (silence, of course, being a relative term).
After you print out the Voice-o-Meter, tape it on the desk or crayon box of your Loud Larry or Loquacious Lisa. Discuss the voice volume of the individual animals and their corresponding numbers on the strip. It’s reasonable to stay between 1 and 3 during normal classroom activities. Let your student know about the secret signals you’ll be using. For example, if you raise four fingers after getting Larry’s attention, he knows he’s being too loud and needs to return to a level 1, 2, or 3.