I had one student who did almost a full jumping jack off the rug every time he raised his hand.Having him in a corner with some space between his neighbors made this less disruptive. His body was obviously craving to move in that way and telling him to sit still would have only been detrimental.Instead of tapping a pencil, flicking things across the room, kicking others under the table or poking their neighbor, students can kick or bounce their feet on the rubber band.
It keeps their hands free and allows them to stay focused on their work. If you don’t find something productive for kids to do who need to move – they will find something else to do and it’s usually not what you want.Have the child take a note over to the teacher with your request.Option B: If the children are on their way back from a special, ask the specialist to walk the rest of your class back to the room while you quickly take the child outside.As a teacher, I was constantly rearranging where and how students sat on the rug during instruction time.
For students who are impulsive and need to move a lot, a well-thought out rug spot can really help them focus and cut down on classroom disruptions.Today’s kids are getting less outdoor free play, more screen time (did you know the average kid spends 7.5 hours need them to feel physically and emotionally regulated so that they are able to attend to the lessons that we’re teaching.