Do you have kids who like to move and groove when they're supposed to be sitting and working?
We get it, and quite frankly don't really have a problem with it.
Kids are active and they need to move sometimes...Even while learning.
In our classroom, we use it as an incentive.
Dazzle Desks and Marvelous Mats
These plastic lap desks taunt us every time we head to Michaels. We finally grabbed 5 of them on clearance after the holidays and are putting them to good use.
We also grabbed a few bamboo mats at the Dollar Tree.
We created Marvelous Mat and Dazzle Desk tickets for our class.
As our kids are working in their seats, we keep an eye out for anyone doing a great job. Then, we drop a ticket on their desk and invite them to grab a Marvelous Mat or Dazzle Desk and spread out a little more on the floor to get their work done.
We usually let them stay for one working period, then we choose new kids. We keep a class list and cross of each person as they have a turn *secretly*. We try to allow each student an opportunity to peek their interest the first go around. Then, it's up to them to earn it! Just call us the Marvelous Mat Mavens...Ha!
We're sharing our Marvelous Mat and Dazzle Desk Tickets with you for free! Click the pic to download and give your students the ability to move around a little while they learn.