Picture this: You get all of your students to the rainbow rug for a fun and exciting story. As you look out, anxious to begin, you are greeted by a sea of movement. . . . Mason is lying down on the rug. Maya is playing with her dress. Mike and Chris are play-fighting. Miguel is rolling his head in circles and pulling on Carson’s shirt. You say to yourself, “These kids just can’t sit still!”
The beginning of the school year can be a very wiggly time, especially in preschool and early childhood classrooms. How do you catch and keep students’ attention while allowing for the wiggle time they need? Click "read more" to find a few ideas for getting the wiggles out and helping students focus.