SHOUT-OUTS are a way to acknowledge your students’ positive behavior and academic achievements in the classroom. When kids are cheering each other on, it positively influences classroom culture.
Scenarios for SHOUT-OUTS:
•Saying thank you
•Celebrating positive behavior or cooperation
•Recognizing effort or perseverance
•Rewarding academic performance
SHOUT-OUTS can be directed toward the whole class, one individual, small group, or pair. They can be offered by the teacher, one student, a group of students, or the whole class.
•Teacher cues, “Let’s give a UNICORN SHOUT-OUT.” Students automatically put their finger on their head like a unicorn and say, “You’re magical.”
•Teacher cues, “That deserves an Koala SHOUT-OUT.” Students immediately give a thumbs up and say, “That was Koala-ty work.”
•Teacher says, “Give (student) a Drum Roll please.” Students quickly pat hands on thighs. After a few seconds, they clap hands together like cymbals while making a crashing sound.
We have provided multiple ways to use and display SHOUT-OUTS.
This resource includes:
•Teacher reference sheets
•Printable circles to create a classroom chart, ring, or bulletin board
•Editable template to digitally create your own printable SHOUT-OUT poster
•Posters (2 sizes) to create a SHOUT-OUT banner or display
•Video examples of each SHOUT-OUT
**To line up two-sided horizontal page layouts during printing, you may need to select the ‘short-edge binding’ printer setting option.**