Thursday, November 13, 2014

Blurt Box

I got this one from working with Mr. Kantor last year.  He called it the Blurt Box.  It is used in class with students are talking when I am giving instruction or when another person 'has the floor'.  We are on PBIS and because of this the specialists are asked to 'rate' the class at the end.  I tell my older groups (3-5) they can get 5 blurts before they move to  a 2 (or yellow).  The littles (k-2) have 10 chances.  They are a lot more chatty, as you know if you work the elementary. So far, I've been using this for a month and a half... and it's going well.


  1. I've never heard of this before, it's a cute management idea. Do you find the little ones actually blurt out more than 10 times during instruction???

    1. Sad to say... they do. They want to share about their life so much that they some have a hard time being quiet. I give blurt really generously too. The kids know my expectations and I want to be consistent. I may move the number down as the year progresses. As of right now... 10 is perfect for my Kindergarteners.

  2. I never heard of the Blurt Box. Great idea. I agree about Kindergarten; they need so desperately to share everything. I think I might try something like this for my groups.