Monday, April 28, 2014
The Upside-Down Watch - The Child Out of the Room
You've sent a child out of the room for a reason -- to the nurse, to run an errand, or for disciplinary action. You turn your attention back to the rest of your class...and the chances are good you might forget about that child.
I've managed to avoid that problem with a simple solution. I have a watch with an expandable band. If I send a child out, I turn the watch upside-down. And because I often glance at my watch to help keep me on schedule, the upside-down watch reminds me the child hasn't returned.
(My neighbor teacher uses a bright red rubber band as her reminder.)