Our district is trying to develop some standardized behavior standards. I like teaching the procedures and having clear expectations for school situations: cafeteria, hallways, dismissal, etc. I gave up rewards a few years ago when I discovered Discipline Without Stress (it will change the way you think:) Anyway, they started with some voice level guidelines. It really does help the students gauge their own behaviors. The posters we got are a little (a lot) wordy. Too much for kindergartners for sure.
Here is a little chart I made for my class. It has been a BIG help so far. Who knew?
I ask them to show with their fingers what voice level they are using. So far so great.
Make your own: Voice Levels Poster