Sunday, June 19, 2011

Winter time can be noisy!

We often tell children to use a quieter voice, an inside voice or a smaller voice - but what does that really mean with 40 children inside on a winter morning and everyone is busy chatting with their friends?
The teachers came up with a plan - how could we make noise visible? - installing a noise monitor which is approved by the Deaf Association would make noise visible to children through something they are already familiar with - a traffic light.  
After a week on the wall, children are talking about it, watching it to check out the colour flashing and reminding their peers that it needs to be on green so that it does not hurt our ears.  Some children really like red so we will work on that one, but already safe noise is visible inside.






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