Yes, I know today is Sunday, but I wanted to put this little bee in your head for this week. Is the noise level escalating in your classroom as you near the holidays? Try “Whisper Wednesday” and it will be like a day at the spa. (Well, not exactly, but it will surprise you how soothing it can be.)
Before the children leave Tuesday explain that tomorrow will be “Whisper Wednesday” and that you will only use whisper voices in your classroom all day. (I might make up a little story about an elf telling me to do that because he has such big ears and loud noises really bother him!) Make a sign for your door that says “Welcome to Whisper Wednesday. Please put on your whisper voice before entering today!” Greet the children at the door by whispering, “Good morning! I’m so glad you’re here today!” Sing, talk, read, and whisper through the day.
You might enjoy Whisper Wednesday so much you will want to continue doing it every Wednesday in the New Year.