The way it works is that when I need the class to quiet down, I start counting backwards from five: If I get to and there is even one student talking, I get the tally point. If the entire class is quiet, they get the point.
This would be a great way to practice writing sight words too! Mess free paint play - all you need are ziplock bags, paint, tape, and some utensils for sensory fun. This activity will be a HUGE hit with the kiddos :)