Being Part of a Group
My classroom always has some whole group learning time. I try to make this time as engaging as possible but I always have students who want to elope to my play center or other areas of the classroom. To create a routine and something for my students to look forward to each day, I start every morning by playing this Lava video. If students are wandering I try to use what they are wandering towards to engage them and bring them back to the whole group. Whether it’s a toy or a book that they are seeking, I let them have it during whole group time. I also provide access to fidgets, noise-canceling headphones, and flexible seating to make sure my students are comfortable.