September 11, 2002
A couple of my students have difficulty transitioning to other locations within the school and difficulty when sitting without something for their hands to do. At a craft store, I purchased mini tote bags for only $1.99 each. They contain items to assist them with transitions, such as a Koosh ball for sensory input, a book of photos of school locations, and items to keep their hands busy but quiet like a Magna Doodle, a mini dry-erase board with a marker and an attached eraser. These bags and their contents have helped prevent behavior problems; helped reduce disruptive, self-stimulatory behavior; and, helped save my sanity! The inexpensive mini tote bags could be used for many purposes.