This month’s strategy is the 5 point voice scale that is used in all classrooms. It is used as a visual reminder to show students the appropriate voice level.
Each level represents the volume students should use during certain times of the day. For example: level 1 voice is no talking- during individual work or on the rug, level 2 is whispering-during partner/group work, level 3 is an inside/classroom voice- during classroom participation, level 4 is an outside voice-during recess in the playground, level 5 is an emergency voice.
Below is a picture of the voice scale that is displayed in our classrooms for our students to refer to when needed. This may be helpful to implement this strategy at home to reinforce the expectations of their voice level during certain settings.