30 Sweet and Simple Ways to Get Your Students' Attention

As a teacher, I know the importance of having a quick way to grab my students' attention.  Check out the list of attention grabbers below that I have used in the past with my students:

  1. Teacher says "Soft kitty, warm kitty." Students say "Little ball of fur." 
  2. Teacher says "Winner winner." Students say "Chicken dinner." 
  3. Teacher says "Alright, stop." Students say "Collaborate and listen."
  4. Teacher asks “Ready to rock?”
  5. Teachers say “Hocus Pocus.” Students say “Everybody focus.”
  6. Teacher says "Class, class, class." Students say "Yes, yes, yes." 
  7. Teacher says “Quiet on the set.” Students say “Action!”
  8. Teacher says "Ready to listen." Students say "Ready to Learn."
  9. Teacher says "Macaroni and cheese." Students say "Everybody freeze."
  10. Teacher says "Peanut butter." Students say "Jelly time."
  11. Teacher says “Surf’s up!” Students say "Cowabunga dude."
  12. Teacher says "Du na na na. ..." Students say "Batman."
  13. Teacher asks “Ready to rock?” Students say “Ready to roll.”
  14. Teacher says “Hands on top.” Students say “That means stop.”
  15. Teacher says “Eenie Meenie.” Students say “Minie moe.”
  16. Teacher says “Ready, set?” Students say “You bet!”
  17. Teacher says “Chicka, chicka.” Students say “Boom, boom.”
  18. Teacher says “Chugga, chugga.” Students say “Choo, choo!”
  19. Teacher says "That's not spirit fingers." Students say "These are spirit fingers." (while doing spirit fingers) 
  20. Teacher says “Everybody in the house.” Students say “Is as quiet as a mouse.”
  21. Teacher says "Crew." Students say "Aye, aye, captain."
  22. Teacher says "Shark bait." Students say "Hoo ha ha."
  23. Teacher says "To infinity." Students say "And beyond."
  24. Teacher says "Holy moly." Students say "Guacamole."
  25. Teacher says "Hakuna." Students say "Matata."
  26. Teacher says "Marco." Students say "Polo."
  27. Teacher says "Who loves you? Students say "You do."
  28. Teacher says "Cutie pie, honey bun." Students say "You know that I love you." 
  29. Teacher says "Red Robin." Students say "Yum."
  30. Teacher says "Oh me." Students say "Oh my." 

I hope you enjoyed this post and found something useful for your classroom. If you found it helpful, please share with a teacher friend!