Interviewee: Here I go. Ella. There you go. Pull up a little bit. Okay. There you go. Is everybody else comfortable? Good morning, coyotes.
Male Voice: Good morning, Doniya. 0:23
Female Voice: Good morning, Doniya.
Interviewee: Our new friends are here that I told you about.
Not everyone can just sit there, do criss-cross applesauce and focus and listen.
Was it loud?
Children get fidgety. Some children might turn around, talk to a friend. I as a teacher really want to learn more about how do I make morning meeting time more successful and meet the children's needs, rather than meeting my needs of everyone needs to listen. Well, what if the children who really don't do well on the rug had a chair?
Will you get one more chair? Who works successfully in the rocking chair? Do we remember?
Male Voice: Corey.
Female Voice: Corey.
Interviewee: Corey, so let's save his spot. Okay. Yoyo, 0:58 will you find a successful spot, please? Thank you.
I learned about the bumpy seats, so we introduced those in the classroom and those have worked really well. The benefit of it bein' a tactile tool, the children can touch 'em as they're listening. It helps them focus. We give the children a variety of options. That's enough for them to listen and participate and be successful.
You help me, then I'll help you. We'll get this little job done. Boom, boom.