Barnyard Buzzers!

teacher tool tuesday

Yes, barnyard.  Sometimes our classrooms do sound like a barnyard so why not add a few more sound effects?!

My kinders love these little buzzers from Learning Resources!

<br><i>Why raise your hand when you can moo? </i><br>

I will use them for attention getters, in games, and just for fun!

I recently used them in one of my reading groups.

The children had to build a CVC word in their little “pocket”, then show it to me.  If they got it right they could hit their barnyard buzzer!

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They had SO much fun!

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Novelty items like this is what keeps teaching fun and exciting for both me and my students!  They love hearing the sound of the barnyard animals over and over and over and over and over…..again!

There are 4 buzzers in the box: a dog, a horse, a rooster, and a cow.  You do need to supply the battery for them, but mine have lasted quite a while now.

I bet you can think of all sorts of games that you can use these barnyard buzzers with!

Would you like to win a set?!  YES!! I know you do!

Learning Resources is giving away one set to a lucky reader to try out in their classroom!

Here is how you could win!

Leave me a comment telling me how you will use these fun tools in your classroom!

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Good luck! Happy Buzzing!! :)

72 comments:

  1. With Spring Fever in full swing, I think using them as an incentive for good behavior could be one use. "Oh you stayed in your seat and raised your hand (as opposed to chasing me around the room, you get to crow about your choice."

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  2. This sounds like so much fun. I think my little young low kids could use this for extra motivation as they learn a sight word or letter sound.

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  3. I would use them to practice sight words and finding the word. Would love to try them!

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  5. I could use them for kids to ring in to blend or segment words, or come up with a rhyme, or answer addition and subtraction problems...oh the possibilities are endless!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    -Andrea
    cielobella@aol.com
    simmonsa1@sfusd.edu

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  6. I would use them with my Farm bingo game!

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  7. We race to sort our word study. This would be more fun than shouting "I'm done!"

    Lindsey Paulson
    Lindseyjpaulson@gmail.com

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  8. My kiddos would love these! I have one of the Disney ones, and am always asked to "push it again!"

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  9. I would use them to transition between Daily 5 rotations. These would be so much better than a plain old timer ringing!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

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  10. I was going to say use them for teams to buzz in when we play games....but I love the idea of letting kiddos press a button to celebrate good choices!

    Brenda
    Primary Inspired

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  11. I would love to use these as an incentive for lining up quietly. First one in line gets to use it! Or I could see using them for centers. When your group is all cleaned up you can push the button

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  12. i would use them for a game called Bizz/Bang. Instead i would call it moo/oink (or whatever animal sound I was using). It's played like Family Feud where two kids come up and place their hand over their buzzer. If they know the answer to your question they hit the buzzer. Whoever buzzes or moos or oinks says their answer. If they are correct, their team gets the point! I'd dress as a farmer in my overalls and straw hat! What fun!

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  13. Oh math facts fluency for sure!!
    I love the idea of have cows and roosters in the room!
    Squirrel
    Misssquirrels@yahoo.com
    Go Nutty with Me!

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  14. I have a set of those, but instead of barnyard sounds, they make silly noises. I used them to play a little "game show" of sorts with one of my small groups to practice sight words! They couldn't even get over pushing the buttons! Love them!

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  15. It sounds really funny. I would use it for a telling time game. I give 2 clocks to a pair of students, tell them a time and the first that sets the arrows on them should touch the pointer.
    Good luck
    boskymary@hotmail.com

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity. I would use them with my intervention groups.

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  17. I would LOVE a set of Barnyard Buzzers! I would use them as attention grabbers, for games at my reading table, for games during math groups, and anything else that the kids and I could come up with. Sounds like they will be a fun addition to the classroom! Thanks for the chance to win a set!
    Suzanne Grisham
    sgrisham@white.k12.ga.us

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  18. Love these! I teach kids with language needs and we have 3 girls that use iPads to talk so I have switches like these. But they only record my voice, this would be great for all the animal read alouds I have to let them participate more!

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  19. I love all your ideas but I would also use them for group trivia games & review jeopardy :)

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  20. These look like so much fun! Would love to win them. They would be perfect to use with our upcoming farm animals unit. Thanks for he giveaway!
    Abby
    aetuckner@gmail.com

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  21. Love these and your ideas! I can also see them used to motivated good behavior. Who would not want to push that button. Michele

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  22. Oh what fun! I would use these when we reinforce letter/number recognition, rhyming words, identifying our names...the list is endless. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  23. I think I will use for unscrambling a sentence. I love these!! Chris

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  24. I would like to use them to help my lower kiddos learn their sight words. Sometimes they are unmotivated and I think this would be a lot of fun for them to do!

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  25. I'd for sure use these to be an attention getter along with team games we play. So much fun!.

    -krissy
    Ms. Hutten’s Buttons

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  26. kclark@lakeview-academy.comMarch 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    These would work so well in small groups to encourage the students to work quickly. In large groups such as spelling races. They are absolutely adorable and low maintenance. I have a game system but you have to set it up and plug it in. Thanks for sharing about these.

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  27. I would definitely use them in small reading and math groups. Looks like alot of fun.


    thralvr@yahoo.com

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  28. We'd use them for our jeopardy review games!

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  29. I love the idea of using them in small groups. It would keep things fun and fresh! It's important to have those little novelties to keep them motivated and engaged!

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  30. Wow, those look like fun:) We would use them for game - the kids would have a blast! elydinah@yahoo.com

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  31. I would use them for so many things! Maybe as game buzzers for who gets to answer first :) Thanks for sharing!

    Courtney
    courtneylou@live.com

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  32. I would use the Barnyard Buzzers for cooperative learning games my students participate in daily.
    Thanks!
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com
    Email: matya105@aol.com

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  33. I would use them for addition and subtraction fluency in my math small groups. It would be easy for me to see {or hear:)} who got finished first! And ringing the buzzer is a prize in itself! :)

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  34. These barnyard buzzers made me smile! I teach in a rural area so lots of my kinders live on farms, they would love them too.

    I would use them as attention getters, push the button and the class repeats the sound back. It would also be fun to use them in a kind of jeopardy group game like spelling a sight word the fastest on a whiteboard, then hitting the barnyard buzzer when they wrote the word.

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  35. I am a brand new teacher (started last week!) and love this sound effects. Kids love any creative way to get their attention without simply yelling. I could see myself using these farm sound effects as ways to get their attention, during centers as you have, or simply during independent practice to get my attention. They could do this rather than raising their hands and shouting at me from across the room!

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  36. These are too adorable! I think they would be fun for a sight word or addition/subtraction Jeopardy.

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  37. I would use these as sound effects for an upcoming Reader's Theater we are planning...How perfect!! :)

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  38. Wow...so many choices....I could use them for vocabulary games, synonym & antonym games, or even idiom games....so many options for the cute item.

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  39. I would use these for initial sounds, make-a-word activities, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for offering!

    Mendy
    mkschanck@baschools.org

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  40. Sounding out words, and buzzing in for games! Wahoo!! BrannanKJ@gmail.com

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  41. I would use them during cooperative group test review. When a student/team knows the answer they can buzz in-the sounds would make it so much easier then figuring out who raised their hands first. These buzzers look awesome!
    -Lovely Nina
    www.lovelylittlelearners.blogspot.com

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  42. I use the Staples "that was easy" button but this would be so much fun to implement into the classroom instead! They would be perfect for the kids to push when they get a correct answer specifically during the farm unit. Love it!

    thepolishedteacher@gmail.com
    ThePolishedTeacher

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  43. For a variety of games, get their attention, jeopardy, etc etc etc...thanks for the offer!

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  44. To celebrate sharing work at share chair. Love these!

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  45. We spend all May doing a farm unit and end with a field trip to a nearby farm. These would be perfect to fit in during that unit!

    Jill
    abcs and polkadots

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  46. I think it would be fun for my kiddos at home to get a chance to buzz the button for getting an answer correct during a group activity.

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  47. I would use it to get their attention and for small reading groups. Love the idea!

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  48. These are so cool! And this time of year when it's hard to compete with the Easter Bunny,I would LOVE to have something to motivate my kids to focus! I think I could use them for good behavior or changing centers.
    Dina
    dnhabc123@comcast.net

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  49. I would use them to add to my farm unit. Use them when saying the correct trick word when reviewing. So FUN!!

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  50. There are so many things that I would use it for. Definitely would use it for my jeopardy game that we play!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  51. Oh My! I can just imagine the fun my Middle Schoolers would have with these. I had been looking at LR's buzzers for our review games. I was also thinking they could be used in our small group math stations!

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  52. Partner games...get it right...hit the buzzer! Love it! wendy
    1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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  53. We have our Farm Unit coming up, and I think it would be fun to use these with our Guessing Game,where the kids try to guess which animal picture is on their back. And for centers, and for rewards, etc.!! :)

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  54. I already have several ideas in my head for these! My kiddos are really struggling with staying on task and in their seat. I could use these as an incentive and assign an animal to each table and the table who is doing the best my get to hear their buzzer go off to let the rest of the class know how awesome they are doing. I also love your idea of using them as a reward to correctly spelling, sounding, reading, writing during small groups!

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  55. We are doing a farm unit next and these would be so much fun. Would use as attention getters, incentives for reading words or building sentences or words or adding farm animals. Would love to have these!

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  56. I would love these for a sight word contest - buzz in if you know the answer - first one wins! These are adorable!
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

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  57. These would be so much fun! I would use them as attention getters, games, maybe for switching centers...oh, the possibilities!!

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  58. I could use these for signaling clean-up time as well as good behavior. Choose a student who demonstrated good behavior all day, and they get to push the button at dismissal. I also like your idea of using it during small group time.
    rasey44@myfrontiermail.com

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  60. I would use these as game buzzers! They are so cute and my kids would have a blast with them!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  61. I would use these as game buzzers & also for quick motivators when a child did something he hasn't done before, learned a new sight word, etc. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  62. I would use them as game buzzers when we play games to practice and reinforce concepts. I also like the idea of using them with one or two kids at a time where they get to hit the buzzer when they get the right answer. My kids get to do this with the easy button and love it and I think they would love the farm sounds even more. artlvr4@gmail.com

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  63. I think my kindies could use these in a game of sounding out cvc words and they will buzz if they get it right.
    tinpet@q.com - Tina

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  64. I will use them for my struggling students, I will also use it for math in addition and subtraction fluency, sight word games, and Progress Monitoring incentive! They will make assessments a lot more fun!

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  65. I would use them for games and attention getters.

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  66. These look like so much fun! I would use them in small groups during center time and as an attention getter if I were to win them. It would be great to have something new to motivate my kids during center time especially during this stretch from April to June...spring fever has definitely hit my classroom hard!

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  67. I would use these the remainder of April for small group games. We are working hard on learning about agriculture and meeting our standards! These would be great for kids to use to oink in the right answer! I love the idea of something hands on and with a little noise!

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  68. I would use them in small groups. Getting ready to do a Farm Unit so they would fit in quite perfectly!!

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  69. I would LOVE to use these during small groups! What a great way to make learning fun!

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  70. I would use them with our Reading Street story Old McDonald had a Workshop during my small groups when they get an answer correct. Love these!!! So cute!!!!

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  71. Math races...changing stations

    carrie sidquince@aol.com

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