gregjuli wrote: > > > > > > > Dealing with ADD and special need students is an individual thing. I > have a > > son with special needs. The key is communication with that child's > team. Find > > out what those special needs are and then adjust to meet them. Least > > Restrictive Environment does not mean free rein. The students can > get up and > > walk around in the classroom just not leave. My question to you is, > "Can you > > leave class to go to the rest room? How do you as a teacher deal > with having > > to use the rest room?" We generally wait until break. If I can wait, > why can't they? > > > > I tell the kids at the beginning of the year, "I take my job and > this class > > seriously. I expect the same of you." > > > > Ditto on the job - I tell then I work very hard to give them great > lessons. > > > > > > Suzette > > Hi Suzette, > You more than answered my questions. Sounds like quite an efficient > set-up you have > going for you. I really like the binder idea. I might pass that on to > our new principal > once he gets settled in. > As far as the rest room situation ,I guess I'm lenient because one > -the kids have only 3 > min. between classes,( and I personally have a weak bladder and often > I need to go often > which isn't always easy) and it's embarrassing for girls who need more > time, and the > hyper kid- I rather have him go the the rest room than walk around > disturbing others. I > have an ADHD kid and I use to be furious when he was in grade school > and the teachers > expected him to sit like a little soldier. Darn I can't even do that ( > I guess he gets > it from me). Anyhow I do not have a problem with kids over use of the > rest room or > getting a drink. I don't make a big deal out of it unless I have an > abuser, then that > person loses the privilege to leave. Like I tell the kids you all > have privileges when > you come to this class, but abuse them and lose them it's as simple as > that. Sorry , I > bet that was more than you wanted to hear-lol. > MaryB.
lol, I like to hear how everyone else does stuff. I like your "abuse it, loose
it" philosophy. Wow! Three minutes does not leave much time to get to class.
Do they have a shorter day then? Do you have a really small campus? Ours is
pretty spread out. I don't think three minutes is do-able from one end to the
other. Do your kids have lockers? We did away with ours and that has cut down
on late comers by a bunch. Suzette