Norman N.

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     I can't stop moving around in class. My teacher, Mr. Sneely keeps yelling at me to sit still, but it's really hard for me. Help!

Signed,

Norman N.

Dear Norman,

     Ask Mr. Sneely if you can use a fidget object (like a squeeze ball) to quietly squish while you are sitting in your seat. The squeeze ball will keep you from thinking about how you have to sit absolutely still and hopefully you can start focusing on what Mr. Sneely is saying. 

     This worksheet might also be helpful when you're having a hard time staying in your seat.

 

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     Why is it so easy for other kids to stay in their seat during class but it's so hard for me? It's so unfair...

Signed,

Norman N.

Dear Norman,

     Everybody is different! You might have a hard time sitting in your seat, but I know you've set the record for the high jump at Rodentia Elementary School. Sometimes it's hard not to compare ourselves to others, but I've always found it makes me feel really bad about myself. Instead of thinking about what is hard for you to do, think about all the things you're really good at it!

 

Dear Dr. Woodchuck,

     I got sent to Mr. Hamberger's office today for accidentally jumping on and breaking Harold's stamp album. I tried to explain that I didn't do it on purpose but Mr. Sneely didn't believe me. 

Signed,

Norman N.

Dear Norman,

     I believe you that you didn't mean to break Harold's stamp album and that it was just an accident. Sometimes when we have a lot of energy in our bodies, it can be really hard to control ourselves and our movements. If you would like, I can talk to Mr. Sneely and we can maybe figure out different ways for you to express your excitement during Coach Nurrfle's class.

 

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