Here are a few ideas to focus children’s attention for a special announcement. I’ve even got a video so you can watch me do them.
Say, “Give me a drum roll” as you pat your thighs. When all are engaged you can make your announcement.
Pretend to hold your violin and play as you hum the first few notes to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.
“Da da da daaaaaa. Da da da daaaaa.”
Hold trumpet as you go, “Doo doo doo doo doo doooooo!”
Cut paper towel rolls in half and then let children decorate with markers and stickers. When a student accomplishes a skill or the class does outstanding work you can get out your tootaroos to celebrate.