If you haven't reviewed the book Lacy Walker, non-stop talker, take the time to check it out. It is adorable. I spent this past week reading it as a filler for all of my Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. It's a cute little book on its own and the illustrations are sweet but what I like about it most is that the message is clear and the students immediately catch on. Talking in the classroom is always a problem, some young students have not learned to be listeners and aren't even aware how their talking impacts the classroom and learning. The thought of a gold star really appealed to all of my students and the realization they might really be missing something with nonstop talking. Will it make a difference for the long haul? Who can tell at this early point in the year but I am certain they heard the message of the book and I can always refer back to it to remind them of the message. Maybe I can remind students to not be a Lacy Walker when they are commanding the room instead of asking them to be silent. I'm always game to try something new!