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Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Best New Student Management Tool I Have Used in Years


Hi, Friends! I am so excited to tell you about this product. This is not a sponsored post, this is just me telling you about a new management tool that I love.



Lining up seems like a simple thing to me, but my little friends had a hard time with it, especially at the circulation desk. 

Here is what used to happen. Every. Single. Day.  As students line up at the circulation desk, they step on a little rug I have there. They congregate and clog up the desk. I was constantly saying,” Only one person on the rug,” to keep the congestion at the counter to a minimum. My friend Amber, aka PeppyZestyTeacherista,  saw my frustration and suggested I try Sit Spots.
 



Man, I wish I had thought of that! A giant piece of fine-gauge Velcro cut in various shapes that sticks to the floor and only comes up when you want it to! So simple, and yet, WOW! What a find!  I ordered them that day. I chose to use footprints in front of the rug to show students where to wait their turn. 
 



The shape choices are numerous and very cute, from seasonal to geometric shapes. (I know you are thinking," What is up with that carpet?" Let's just say it hides the dirt.)

   



Anyway, I also ordered circles in school colors to help the littles know where to sit when it was time to line up. The circles stretch from the door straight back.




They figured it out really fast. Now, if I have to say anything at all, I say, “Go sit on the red spot” or “the next blue spot” and voila! Instant line.
If I had stations or centers around the library, I would use them there to indicate boundaries or how many friends could be there at a time. If I didn’t have my story steps, I would use Sit Spots to show where to sit.

Joyce, creator, owner, and apparently email-replier, was quick to answer my questions and was very helpful. I had my order within two weeks, even with a PO.

Pin one of my images so you don’t forget about these. You can find the company at www.SitSpots.com . Check them out!

How would you use these in your library or classroom? Leave a comment and let me know.


1 comment:

  1. I've heard of those before but forgot about them. That's a VERY cool idea. I could use them in the classroom!

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