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Hunni Bee 11:51 AM 11-19-2014
For those of you who use these, how do they work?

I am "supposed" to offer "quiet" activities to children who don't sleep after 30 minutes. I want to do it, but I haven't been able to figure out how to do it so that 1) the of my kids who need to nap aren't woken up by the non-nappers and 2) so that word doesn't spread that if you don't sleep, you get to do special things on your cot and I have everyone forcing themselves to stay awake. Plus I really do need the time to complete my daily sheets and do work in the classroom.

I have two boys who nap maybe 1 or 2 days a week. They really do try not to disrupt the other kids, but they spend the two hours rolling around, muttering to themselves or asking to go potty 378 times. By the 1:30 mark, they've usually woken up half the class.

I really hate that they are just lying there, but I know if they got even a book or crayons and paper, it would end up being a disaster. Ruffling papers, asking me for another book/piece of paper, saying they want something else.

How do you all manage this?