Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Noise Management

Last year I had a difficult time managing the noise level in my classroom. I hate to complain about it because I'm a loud person. But when you have 20/28 kids who are "loud people" it makes it difficult to get things done.

I read a lot of education blogs and found this fantastic website over at 5th Grade Rocks, 5th Grade Rules.

This is an awesome website that allows the students to see how loud they are by watching how high/crazy the balls bounce. The louder you are, the higher the balls bounce. I will definitely be using this in my classroom this school year and  shining it up on the scree {via epson} so the kids can see how loud they are when working with partners or groups.

Have you used this in your classroom before? Was it successful?


  1. I just found that on Pinterest last night!! I was curious about it, too!

    Grade Three is the Place for Me!

  2. I saw this on Pinterest. My only hangup is you have to have a microphone in your classroom to monitor noise. I'll have to figure out how to make that work. :o)

  3. I saw this on a blog the other day and loved it! I am totally using it this year...:) I wanted to let you know I am awarding you with the One Lovely Blog award. You can stop by and pick it up anytime!

    Keep Calm & Imagine

  4. Hi Vicky:) I love, love, LOVE, the bouncy balls...thanks so much for sharing! I really enjoyed hoppin' around your blog. I just nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award so come on by to pick it up. I am trying to become one of your newest followers but Google is doing something weird tonight, it won't let me join anyone's blog! I promise I will come back by and join up with you. I look forward to following you!

    Teaching with Z

  5. This look so cool! I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Please stop by when you have a chance.:)
    iTeach 1:1

  6. This sounds pretty cool. I think kids of all ages would love it!

    Your newest follower,

  7. I love this idea! I think the visual nature of the bouncing balls will be great for my students!

  8. The problem is when they shout in order to see the balls bouncing higher!!!!