Anyone on this thread that teaches Preschool-K I need some ideas. I teach Pre-K and have a problem with finding other activities for my students that finish with activities in their small group early. For instance, today I had a group doing a journal writing activity. They were done before time was up so I decided to have them draw more pictures into their journals of different pictures related to the prompt that was given. Sometimes when they finish early I have them to go grab a book or explore in the science area, but in one of my training or perhaps from doing research that is not developmentally appropriate. Children should be learning into their groups until time is up. What are some ideas? Also, I was told from a previous job that I need to stand up most of the time in the classroom. However, with Pre-K children being at eye level is what grasp their attention more. I stand up during circle time or sometimes in large group literacy if an activity we are doing requires me to. The only time I stand up is during non-instructed center play. During that time of the day I stand and walk around for a few minutes or so, but I sit and watch because I do not want to intervene on their center play time and start to teach. I sit during small group instruction or rotation with the group that is doing teacher instructed activities for the day. Am I doing this right? I have this one student that has a terrible problem of being still. He is always jumping off the walls or hitting the other students. I know isolation is from the class is not a good thing, but I must do it with this kid because is always putting his on the other children. I found this idea on Pinterest I may use for him. It is a bottle with glitter, glue, and water and teachers use it for kids in their classroom that can’t sit still. I may make a few to put in the science are for sensory bottles as well. What are some things to do? I have parent teacher conferences coming up soon and I must explain to his mom that maybe he needs to be screened or put on some form of medicine. I do not agree with doctors placing children on medication, but hopefully I can find other resources besides medication to give to his mom that would explain and help his behavior.