Yes! We all do, right? I just went to a Gifted Meeting (all 2nd grade teachers) last week where our wonderful presenter shared some "fidget stick" ideas that can be placed on student's desk (or inside them) to allow them to fidget when needed. If you teach gifted children, or any other for that matter, you know that children fidget during the day. These provide a good outlet for students when they just can't sit still any longer (not that they should be still all day). Now, if you are like me, I like to have some control. So, they can have them out during certain allowed times only. They each come from Oriental Trading, but you can get look-alikes from anywhere.
I have been a 2nd grade teacher for 9 years. I have also taught 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students for a combined total of 16 years. I hold a Bachelors degree in Middle Grades education where I am certified in all subject areas, a Masters degree in Early Childhood education, and a Specialist and Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. I also hold a reading and gifted endorsement on my certificate.
In the future, I would treasure the opportunity to work as a teacher leader or mentor in a leadership position.
I am currently working as a 2nd grade GTE (Gifted and Talented) teacher but have also been a host teacher for EIP (Early Intervention Students) students for 12 years.