Classroom Management Noise Warning System

For this version of a noise-o-meter I was inspired by the commercials from when I was a kid of the emergency broadcast system. I remember waking up in the middle of the night, having fallen asleep with the TV on, only to be startled awake by a loud noise and a man saying "this is only a test". 

You post these posters at the front of the classroom where students can easily see them and move a magnet, clothes pin or other shape to identify the noise level you want in the room for that block of time. 

There are four categories of noise level: 
  • Mute Button (quietest)
  • Movie Theatre Whisper  (quiet talking)
  • Hanging Out With Friends (cooperative work)
  • Rock Concert (so loud this cannot function or gym class only)


  1. I'm pretty sure my class is on Rock Concert level a great deal! Thank you so much for sharing this.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. First of all, your blog is gorgeous!! I didn't even think I was at the same blog!
    I love this idea of the noise level posters. Thanks so much for linking up!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thanks for your great compliments. Picking up a blog design was so hard!


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