Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat. (the gesture: raise your and, and then make a little walkingfigure with your index and middle finger.)
Make smart choices! (the gesture: tap one finger to your temple as you say each word.
Keep your dear teacher happy! (the gesture: hold up each thumb and index finger out like an ³L´ framing your face;bob your head back and forth with each word and smile really big!)In elementary school, rehearse the rules first thing in the morning, after lunch and after each recess. When you call out the rulenumber, your students respond with the rule itself and the correct gesture. Make the rehearsals as entertaining as possible; use avariety of voices (happy, robot, froggy) and tempos, fast, slow, super fast. For additional fun, ask of your liveliest students to lead therules rehearsal.
Rule Two will be the most commonly violated, duh. You do not have to call anyone down; you do not have tomention names. If you are addressing the class and some kids are talking, you stop, hold up two fingers and loudly say ³RULE TWO!´