Spinners: Tool or toy?
Spinners are not allowed at CCA. Now that we have that covered, I will elaborate.
We have found spinners to be a major educational distraction. They are not being used as intended, but as a toy. The ones I have taken from students actually belonged to a different student!
Now, before everyone gets on the IEP, 504 bandwagon, let me explain. Fair is not always equal. I am sure you have told your children this before. When a student has an IEP or 504, it may be dictated that the student will benefit from the use of a fidget, the school provides that accommodation. We find the best fidget for the student that allows the student to be successful, without interfering with the education of the others.
Your student has heard me refer at times to people as “stealing another’s education”. When a child is disrupting the class, they are in essence, stealing the education of the others. Spinners do just that. The use of them disrupts the education of all the children.
I am not even going to go into the safety concerns of spinners when the student loses control and it flies across the room.
So, no spinners are to be at CCA. Period.