Calling out is saying something out loud at the wrong time.
Calling out happens when we speak:
without waiting our turn
when someone else is already talking
when others are not ready to hear us
Calling out in class is not OK and can make teachers unhappy. Calling out an answer can also make other children unhappy because they lose their turn to say the answer. It is OK to know the answer and not say so.
It can be hard to remember to not call out. If we accidentally forget an adult might remind us again to not call out. This is OK. Trying our best to remember this class rule will make the teacher happy.
Calling out is not OK and can make others unhappy. It is important to wait your turn and not shout out unless the teacher asks you to.
Waiting My Turn to Speak
Waiting my turn to speak is staying quiet until I'm allowed to talk.
I can wait my turn to speak even when I know the answer to a question. I can then give someone else a chance to say the answer. I can put my hand up and the adult will know that I have something to say.
I can wait my turn to speak when I have something to contribute to a discussion. While I wait I can listen carefully to the person who is already speaking. I can show the adult that I have something to say by putting my hand up.
Sometimes I will get a chance to speak and sometimes I might not. I can try and accept this. I understand that not everyone gets a chance to speak every time they want to.
If I don't speak I might feel disappointed but I will be OK. The adult will know that I wanted to speak and if I am lucky they might choose me next time.
Waiting my turn to speak is OK. I can give others a chance to speak and show that I have something to say by putting my hand up. Sometimes I may get chosen and sometimes I will not. This is OK.