I had a breakthrough today, an answer to prayer truly in my classroom. I have been struggling with how to help a child get through the Reading Group rotations that have been going so well for the rest of my class. This little one could not stay in his area or stay quiet enough for others to stay focused. At times I have had to have him removed. I thought I had tried everything, giving him books, papers, drawing binder, and all sorts of other activities. Today I asked him to sit next to me, which he has to do everytime, but this time I held his hand, just that simple thing made a world of difference. I held his hand while instructing my reading group and he sat quiet and was engaged in the process. Tomorrow I am going to try this during his own reading group as well to see if he focus' a little better.
Just a little sensory trick that maybe you could use for one of your little ones, so simple yet so effective!
Till Next Time,