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i have currently got a very, very noisy class of pre school children. i would love to hear any suggestions/strategies that may help to address the high noise level and calm the environment.

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i have currently got a very, very noisy class of pre school children. i would love to hear any suggestions/strategies that may help to address the high noise level and calm the environment.
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thanks for that, yes iv tried those but the issue seems to still be there! seem to have a lot of poor listners and have inherited a class of children who seem to have got used to being very loud!

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Hi there!

Sparklebox has got a noise-o-meter you can download, laminate and stick it to your wall. Put monitors in charge of it every day and ask them to turn it up every time they think the noise is too much. Put the noisiest children as monitors first so they realise just how loud it is.

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Hi there!

Sparklebox has got a noise-o-meter you can download, laminate and stick it to your wall. Put monitors in charge of it every day and ask them to turn it up every time they think the noise is too much. Put the noisiest children as monitors first so they realise just how loud it is.

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Welcome to the forum, dougie

 

If it helps we can speak very quietly! :o

 

I used to work with someone whose voice got quieter and quieter the louder the children got. In the end they would stop what they were doing because they couldn't hear what was happening and had the vague feeling they were missing out on something!

 

Doesn't work for me though: I'm the original "can you hear how loudly I'm having to talk to be heard" kind of person! Kind of defeats the object really.

 

I love the idea of the noise-o-meter and making the children 'police' it. Will go visit Sparklebox later!

 

Maz

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When we have a full 'house' of 24 children in one room and it gets noisy......................WE TAKE THEM OUTSIDE!! :oxD

Works wonders!

 

 

That's the way we deal with if it aswell.....works everytime!!!!

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I have a hanging chime in the middle of the classroom. When I want to gain their attention, I just ring it and they stop. It takes a little bit longer for 1 or 2, but the rest call their attention. I don't start speaking until the whole group is quite and looking at me.

 

If we are not near the chime, I just start singing softly... an invented song related to what we are doing or what I want. It works marvels!

 

But... all this is not 100% reliable. When can it be when we are working with these little ones :o ! I have a couple of chatterboxes xD.

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I use a little bell or use a small wind chime that hangs in the corner of the hall. The children know that when they hear the bell or chimes they should stop and listen - like you Smiley I wait until everyone has stopped and is listening. It does work.

 

Sue J

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