Ding, Dong, Answer THIS!

Friends...I have another great idea to keep your kiddos thinking!  Many moons ago I saw an article about a teacher that used a door bell in their classroom to get her student's attention.  I took that idea and made it into a learning brake in my classroom.  I first made a trip over to Lowes to grab a plug in doorbell.  You can get one for around $15-$20.
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It is totally worth it!  I plugged it in behind a cabinet and then hid the remote under my desk. I created a pocket full of math questions and placed them at my door with a sign that reads...Answer ME!  When we have a little break in time or I need to get their attention I press the remote under my desk and it MAGICALLY rings.  The class is trained to go to their seat and raise their hand.  I then call on one to read the question and we answer it together.

Just remember friends, sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference:)


  1. What a fun idea! Though I kind of want to do this on Halloween and see if I can get them! :)

  2. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this...I'm totally pinning it so I won't forget it. I just love when I find something that's totally up my alley!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  3. Oh this is fun! I have toddlers but I can adapt this idea for something in my classroom! Love it!

  4. Monica,

    I love this idea and I just happen to have one of these not being used in the house. It will be traveling with me to school this year!! Thanks for posting such a fabulous idea...

    Deb at Fabulously First
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  5. I am so doing this!! Thank you so much for the great idea. I am your newest follower. My blog is http://lifewithoutrainjs.blogspot.com/



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