What’s a decibella? Actually it’s a who and there’s a fifty-fifty chance you have a real one in your classroom. Decibella is a spunky, spirited book character who loves using her loud voice at all times. Her real name is Isabella, but everyone calls her Decibella because she is just soooooo LOUD. She simply doesn’t know how or when to use a softer, quieter voice. Decibella learns to control her voice with the help of her teacher, who introduces five different voice volumes: 6-inch voice, whisper, table-talk, strong speaker voice, and outside voice.
Even if you don’t have a Decibella in your classroom, your kiddos are sure to enjoy and learn from Decibella (Boys Town Press) by Julie Cook. Also, check out our “Manage and Motivate” Pinterest board where you’ll find solutions for managing a classroom and keeping students on track.
I’d love to hear how you manage the noise level in your classroom. Please share!
Teachers are the BEST!