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Noise Meter Classroom Display

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 6 pages | Years: F - 6

Display this colourful display featuring a noise meter for the classroom.

The ULTIMATE Noise Meter for the Classroom

Are you wondering how to set up expectations for noise levels in your classroom? 

This printable noise meter display for the classroom has everything you need to create a visual to set clear noise level expectations at the start of every learning session. Once your students have been shown this visual, all you’ll need to do is set the visual to the appropriate noise level and your expectations have been set. 

What’s included in this noise meter display for the classroom?

  • A noise meter with arrow to show the expectations
  • Mini posters for each noise level with extra information
  • Noise level tap light template or use the tick to set the noise level expectation.

How to Make the Most of Your Noise Level Display

Print the display on A4 paper (or A3 if you have the space for a larger display). This noise meter works best if it is introduced and reinforced daily. Setting a routine to always talk about the noise level in your classroom each and every day will not only help your students, but it will also become routine for you (so you don’t forget once the year ramps up!)

How to Use Tap Lights in the Classroom?

Part of this resource download are some templates to use tap lights if this is something you have available to you. Tap lights are a super affordable and effective way to establish expectations in your classroom. These posters will help guide your students when they are working independently or in groups by showing them what level of noise is acceptable for the task at hand.

Display the posters on the wall and attach a tap light to the circle on each poster. When your students need to be a certain voice level, tap the light on the correct poster. For example, during independent work, tap the first light on to show the students it should be silent. 

Before You Download

This resource prints as a PDF over multiple pages to create the full display. Use the elements you think will work best for your classroom.

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