Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Toys in the classroom

I teach 2nd graders for a reading and writing group. There is one boy that keeps bringing toys to class. If he kept them in his pocket, that would be one thing. But he keeps playing with them. I've taken them away and given them back at lunch when he goes back to his gen ed class. Well, today he brought more toys! So being the mean teacher I am, I took them away again. Then when class was over I walked with him back to class and gave the toys to his teacher. I hope he has learned his lesson and won't bring toys to school anymore.

What would you do?

1 comment:

Katie said...

When I was a preschool teacher, we would put them in their cubby. Our kids were aloud to though. If they detract, that is one thing, otherwise sometimes when a child is having a hard time, that object from home can help them feel safer. That is why I like shopping at Wal-Mart because it makes me feel less far away from home since its where I went shopping when I lived in AZ.