60 Super Fun Attention-Getters Perfect For Any Classroom This Year

60 Super Fun Attention-Getters Perfect For Any Classroom This Year

Every class can get a bit chatty, off-topic, or downright crazy! Attention-getters are a quick and easy way to get everyone back on track and back to work. In 2021, they can also be a great way to tell students when it’s time to mask up or mute their computers. In call and response attention-getters, teachers call out a catchy phrase and students respond with something witty back. Here are some great attention-getters for 2021. Whether you’re teaching in person or online, you’ll have your students’ attention in no time!

2021 themed attention-getters

Teacher: “Masks on!”
Students: “Voices off!”

Teacher: “When I say M, you say A. M!”
Students: “A!”
Teacher: When I say S, you say K. S!”
Students: “K!”

Teacher: “Mask”
Students: “It up!”

Teacher: “Social distance!”
Students: “6 feet!”

Teacher: “Masks on!”
Students: “Hands off!”

Teachers: “1, 2, masks on you!”
Students: “1, 2, 3, mask on me!”

Teacher: “When I say ‘social,’ you say…”
Students: “Distance!”

Teachers: “You have your mask!”
Students: “Time to be on task!”

Teacher: “3, 2, 1!”
Students: “Masks on!”
Teacher: “Nice thinkin’!”
Students: “Abe Lincoln!”

Teacher: “Before you ask!”
Students: “Put on your mask!”

For online learners

Teacher: It’s time to…”
Students: “Zoom! Zoom!”

Teacher: “Mute buttons off!”
Students: “Time to stop!”

Teacher: “Zoom! Zoom!”
Students: “Shhhh.”

Teacher: “Video on!”
Students: “Voices off!”

Teachers: “Z, O, O, M!”
Students: “It’s time to Zoom!”

Teacher: “Video on!”
Students: “Voices off!”

Teachers: “How do we learn?”
Students: “Virtually!”

Teachers: “You’re online!”
Students: “Ready to learn!”

Teachers: “Distance!”
Students: “Learning!”

Teacher: “We are learning all the time!”
Students: “At home!”

Teacher: “Neato.”
Students: “Mosquito.”
Teacher: “Ready to rock?”
Students: “Ready to ZOOM!”

Pop culture call and response

Teacher: “Bernie Sanders!”
Students: “In mittens!”

Teacher: “Tik!”
Students: “Tok!”
Teacher: “Tik!”
Students: “Tok!”

Teacher: “Student sharks!”
Students: “Doo doo, doo doo, doo doo!”

Teachers: “Baby”
Students: “Yoda!”
Teachers: “Time it is”
Students: “To learn!”

Teacher: “Tik Tok!”
Students: “I’m ready to rock!”

Teacher: “Time to mute!”
Students: “Shhhhh.”

Teacher: “Hey, hey, what do you say…”
Students: “We have a great Zoom today!”

Teacher: “Mute yo selves!”
Students: “Treat yo selves!”

Teacher: “Captain Crunch, Fruit Loop!”
Students: “We were talking, now we’ll mute!”

Teachable and inspiring

Teacher: “L-I-S!”
Students: “T-E-N!”

Teacher: “No bees, no honey!”
Students: “No work, no money!”

Teacher: “Crystal!”
Students: “Clear!”

Teachers: “Reach!”
Students: “For the stars!”

Teacher: “A mistake is a chance…”
Students: “To do better!”

Teacher: “We will, we will!”
Students: “Learn a lot!”

Teacher: “All you need is…”
Students: “LOVE!”

Teacher: “We can do…”
Students: “Hard things!”

Timelessly fun attention-getters

Teacher: “You can’t spell awesome!”
Students: “Without me!”

Teachers: “Pop, pop, pop!”
Students: “Time to stop!”

Teachers: “Easy peasy!”
Students: “Lemon squeezy!”

Teachers: “Chicken wing, chicken wing.”
Students: “Hot dog and bologna!”

Teachers: “Check the clock!”
Students: “It’s time to rock!”

Teachers: “Hey all your (insert your school mascot) fans!”
Students: “Sit down and fold your hands!”

Teacher: “Zip, zip, zip!”
Students: “My lips, lips, lips!”

Teacher: “Chop, chop!”
Students: “Lollipop!”

Teacher: “It is done!”
Students: “Well done!”

Teacher: “Shoulders and knees!”
Students: “Everybody freeze!”

Teacher: “Heart to heart.”
Students: “Ready to start!”

Teacher: “Hanna banana.”
Students: “Willa vanilla.”

Teacher: “Don’t be a clown.”
Students: “Sit on down.”

Teacher: “Coffee cup.”
Students: “Let’s all stand up.”

Teacher: “Goodness gracious!”
Students: “Great balls of fire!”

Teacher: “It’s time to…”
Students: “Sparkle!”

Teacher: “Watch me, watch me.”
Students: “Watch you, watch you.”

Teacher: “1, 2.”
Students: “3, 4.”
Teacher: “Let’s go!”
Students: “Learn some more!”

Teacher: “Bubble gum, lollipop.”
Students: “All this noise needs to stop!”

Teacher: “Zip zap zime.”
Students: “It’s learning time!”

Teacher: “Your turn!”
Students: “Let’s learn!”

Here are some more fun attention-getters:

35 Fun Attention-Getters to Keep Your Classroom Under Control

Also Check Out:

60 Super Fun Attention-Getters Perfect For Any Classroom This Year

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Sara Ipatenco

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Sara is a 1st-grade teacher at a private school in the Rocky Mountains. She loves to read, sew, and travel. She spends most of her time away from the classroom with her husband and two children. They love taking long walks, watching movies, and playing board games together.

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