When you say "fist to five check" students rate their understanding by holding up the appropriate number of fingers. The goal is for everyone to be in the green. Great way for students to self-assess their understanding and help you to gauge student understanding.
Classroom Noise Level Chart Assign a Student Job to maintain the chart. Might be a good idea for a loud student to be in charge of it. by MindyBurnett
We do a variation of this at camp. It is especially useful because I do not need ti interrupt class time by taking a question. I can simply nod or shake my head at that student so he or she knows if what he/she is asking for is appropriate.
Calm Down Kit
Sunny In Kindergarten: Behavior Management: Individualized I Love the lanyard token board!
11 DIY calm down jar ideas. Great idea for calming kids down during timeouts, car trips, and before bed!
Calming Bottles (aka Hush Bottles)...the best I've seen...and includes the exact supplies I need to make them.