Sunday, April 13, 2014


Many of you know this attention grabber:
         Tootsie roll, (Roll hands around.)
         Lollipop, (Pretend to lick a lollipop.)
         We’ve been talking, (Open and close fingers like a mouth.)
         Now, let’s stop. (Pretend to chop one palm with the other hand - sign language for “stop.”)

Lori Whitehouse, Principal at Owensboro Catholic (K-3 Campus), sent me this note:
Your little “tootsie roll” attention grabber is used throughout our school and the children all love it. I can get a student body of 415 students all ages 8 and under quiet in 3 seconds just by starting off with the words “tootsie roll”!!

When they had a contest for the yearbook cover one of the kindergarten students entered the picture below. It’s got to make you smile!


Here are a few other attention grabbers you might want to try this week:

Student Heroes
5-4-3-2-1-zero (Hold up hand and put down one finger at a time.)
I’m looking for my (Make circles with index fingers and thumbs and place 

                      student heroes. around eyes like glasses.)

Hocus Pocus
Teacher says:
“Hocus Pocus!” (Stick out index finger and circle around like a magic wand.)
Children respond:
“Everybody focus!” (Children make circles with fingers and thumbs and place
                               around eyes like spectacles.)

Hands on Top
Teacher says:
"Hands on top." (Teacher puts hands on head.)
Children respond:
"Everybody stop." (Children put hands on head and freeze.)