This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.
What better way to retell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar than to make a giant caterpillar? A great way to engage with the book, learn days of the week, practice our counting skills and learn about healthy eating