Some of my FAVORITE questions include…
(1) I’m finished. Where do I put my paper?
(3) May I have a post-it for my book?
(4) I’m finished. What should I do now?
OHMYGOODNESS! After approximately eight weeks of school, nothing gets me more fired up inside than these questions. During the first month of school, I will totally answer your question. At this point in the year, not a chance.
I used binder rings to connect the questions and hung them in the room. Last Monday, I introduced the questions to my friends and we reviewed the answers to the 4 questions I chose to display. FRIENDS! IT IS MAGIC. LIKE WHOA! I know I am yelling, but IT’S MAGIC. It’s actually feels like my kids are 9 weeks into school and are trained – WAHHHHHWHOOOOOOOO!
Only 1 student has asked me ANY of the identified culprit questions in a week, and I just walked away. Another classmate helped the friend out after I was gone!
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AMC Looking From Third to Fourth says
I am loving this – thanks for sharing it! I have tried ignoring questions such as these but some students don't realize that I am ignoring their question on purpose and just repeat it more!!! Hope you had a great break
Kristen Doyle says
I LOVE this! I constantly get asked where to turn in papers, and I have a really clear system in place. If I can find a few inches of spare wall space, I'm going to have to use these! Thanks for sharing!
Chalk & Apples
Molly Wiard says
This is awesome!
Stephanie Rye says
The questions that annoy me the most are the ones I just answered!!! For instance, you tell your students that they need to skip lines when writing and someone raises their hand and says, "Do I need to skip lines?" At this point in the year I will refuse to answer those. I will say something like, "I just gave that direction. You need to ask someone who heard the directions." Loved reading your post today!
Forever in Fifth Grade
Lori Smith says
I enjoyed your post, and the freebie will definitely come in handy! Thanks! I get so annoyed having students ask questions they should know the answer to already.
The Reinspired Teacher
Tammi Booth says
Lol. You've read my mind! Thanks for the freebie. I'm going to try it.
The Balanced Classroom
Alison Rose says
I have looped with my group…so I have the same kids. You would be amazed at the questions they STILL ask sometimes. I just give them "the look" and someone else will help them. Thanks for sharing this!
Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'
Mrs. Yazzie's Classroom News says
Oh yes, I feel your pain!!! My usual comebacks are, "Asked and answered." or "Ask three before me." And then one of my other lovelies will help the student. I totally believe in student responsibility for information that has been appropriately presented. I am going to add these to the mix. Thanks!
I love this idea and I LOVE your new layout! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hope Newport says
What a genius idea! We were just talking about this during lunch the other day. I am so ready to get rid of all these distracting (annoying) questions!!
Teaching with Hope
Panicked Teacher says
These are terrific!! Just what a panicked teacher needs, lol. Thanks! 🙂
Hahaha – thanks, Susie! At this point they are just a normal part of my classroom and have really helped out. We have the "3 and then, ask me" rule, so that has been helpful, too! 🙂 I'll definitely be revisiting and reviewing these after we get back from Winter Break! -Catherine
Atlantas Frugal Mom says
Love this – would've LOVED it when I was in the classroom. (And may use should I return.) But you left out my biggest pet peeve: "what are we doing today?" or even worse "are we doing anything today?"
After the first few days, kids should know the objectives for the day (or class period) are listed on a designated board and/or discussed the day before…
I LOVE this idea! Thank you so much for sharing it.
This is such a great idea!! Totally printing these out for when we go back in a week!!
Lessons with Laughter
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