I've been thinking about trying some new solutions this year for students that "wander" during centers. I teach a preschool class of 3-5 year olds, with about 80% spec. ed. For my spec. ed .students, many of them are on center schedules where I have individual schedules of pictures that show them where they need to play first, second, etc.. For my typical students, it's just free choice learning center time. Most of my students choose centers quickly and stay engaged in various activities the entire time. However, every year I have 2-3 wanderers that will walk around until I give them "teacher help" to find a center. This year, I had 3 students in particular that never wanted to go to centers and would walk around the entire time, and then get upset if I picked somewhere for them to. These are typically my younger students who don't have very developed play skills. Anyways...I'll have these 3 students back this year and I want to figure out a new strategy for them. They aren't low enough to need a full visual schedule, but I just want something to help them make a choice and stay engaged with an activity. I went to a conference this week and a presenter talked about having a "wandering bucket" and if she saw students walking around, she handed them the bucket that had pictures of centers that they could choose from. Any ideas are welcomed!