Over the years, I have had a problem with students not staying in their seats. They try to run up to me instead of raising their hand. Finally, I had a light bulb experience. I made paper eggs, put their name on them, and then laminated them. I gave each child an egg and told them they had to sit in their seat and keep their egg warm. If they stay in their seat, they get a piece of candy at the end of the day. If they get up without raising their hand, they lose their egg and ultimately their candy. This has turned out to be such a creative learning experience for the students. Today, we secretly watched two female students at tables across from each other. Suzie wanted Reese to draw hearts for her. Reese motioned for Suzie to come to her table. Suzie whispered, “I can’t get up… I have my egg!” Reese motioned, “Shove your paper to me on the floor!” Suzie tried to shove the paper to the other table, but it didn’t make it that far. When Reese started scooting her chair to retrieve Suzie’s paper, “Ms. Jen said, “Reese you may get up and get the paper.” Problem solved. Good work girls. Your eggs are safe…for now!
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