Fidget Spinners at School

Dear Alexander Muir Families:fidget-spinner-blue.jpg

Fidget spinners have fast become a popular item across schools in York Region and our school is no exception.  Fidget spinners are small, ball-bearing devices that can be rotated between the user’s fingers. Many spinners are marketed as aides for individuals with anxiety, autism and ADHD.  Some of our students have Individual Education Plans (IEP) which include the variety of ‘fidgets’ as tools to aid with focus and concentration.

 The use of fidget spinners or other fidgets in the classroom, during instructional time,  should be discussed with your child’s teacher.  Those students requiring the use of a fidget would already have this accommodation in place and the fidget would be considered a tool.  For all other students using fidget spinners and other fidgets is considered a toy and should be used only during recess times.  

Just a reminder, the school is not responsible for loss or damage for toys/items brought from home.  If you have any questions about your child’s progress and/or their use of fidgets as a learning tool, please contact your child’s teacher.  

Mr. Erdmann & Ms. Wand

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