Today was our first day of school!! After drying all the tears and doing some convincing to a few to stay with us for the rest of the day . . . we kicked off our school year with an assembly for PBIS!!
At our assembly we modeled the noise level expectations for the lunchroom and for the rest of our school. Our "actors" above did a great job!! We use levels 0-3 to communicate noise level expectations. Level 3 is outside voice, 2 is conversational talking, 1 is a whisper, and 0 is silent. To signal which noise level is appropriate, the teacher will hold up the number of the appropriate noise level. We also practiced how to appropriately let people around you know that the noise level has changed by tapping them on the shoulder and pointing to the teacher.
Another tool we use to communicate noise level expectations in the lunch room is our stop light. The stoplight is operated by a remote, and the cafeteria supervisors can change the color on the light to communicate to students the noise level expectation. The green light is level 2 conversational talking, the yellow light is for level 1 whisper, and the red light is for level 0 - no talking. I asked the students why there isn't a light for level 3 - they figured out that it is because we are not supposed to use our level 3 outside voice in school!!
We also reintroduced our school wide expectations and said the Purple Hands Pledge. The kids seem so excited and full of energy today!! What a great first day, looking forward to many more!!