Nibits for Newbies 8.23.15 & FREEBIE

If it’s SUNDAY…
it’s time for 

NIBITS FOR NEWBIES!
This week….
BLURTING!

You know…
You are in the middle of a great lesson,
AND WHAM!
THAT KID…that kid did it AGAIN!
HE YELLS  squeaks BLURTS out a comment
( it may or may not, have anything to do with what we are doing now!)
HE   BLURTS!  LOUD!
( And sometimes…he BLURTS out the WRONG ANSWER…
And I have to START ALL OVER AGAIN!
UGH!
So ..what to do? What to do???????
I start with a one-to-one discussion. 
( Maybe he/she doesn’t realize they are doing it???)
I give the child the benefit of the doubt…FIRST
THEN…..
BLURT CARDS!
HUH?

Yes! Blurt Cards!
I tally each time the child BLURTS in class.
The card is taped to the child’s desk for a visual reminder.
I use it for tracking…
I make notes as to “TRIGGERS” and times/lessons that may be excellerating the BLURTS.
 And then I look for patterns.
 ( Does the child blurt only during whole class lessons…
after lunch more than before lunch…etc..etc..)
I am trying to see if there is ANYTHING I can do to help STOP
the child before they start!
I use the blurt cards for parent conferences, IST’s, interventions…
DOCUMENTATION!
So to you my friends…
Here are your 
FREE
Blurt cards!
(I HOPE YOU DON’T NEED THEM!)
HAHAHA

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