Tape a bell to a special dry erase pen and when the kids hear the bell they know to stop, look, & listen because you are going to write something important like the daily message or the page # to turn to. You don't even need to speak; they hear the bell, you write, they respond to what you have written.
Don't use this for every pen, just the special one you use when they need to stop, look, and listen. :)
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