Fidget Spinners - page 3

Are these wreaking havoc in your schools yet??? Here in MA they are EVERYWHERE and getting banned from schools left and right. ... Read More

  1. by   tamarae1
    My son came home asking for a fidget popper. I told him absolutely not. If he needed something to do that badly I could find him some extra chores. That got him moving. He is not dx ADD/ADHD. I think they would be great for those diagnosed to use. For others, just a distraction.

    Have we gotten to the "But your 504 is better than mine, so I'm gonna call that discrimination!" mentality yet?
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  3. by   JustbeRN
    haven't seem them yet.. Interesting..
  4. by   GmaPearl BSN RN
    One of my diabetic kids came in with a spinner yesterday and was demoing it on my desk while I looked up some carb info for his lunch count. The dang thing made me so dizzy I told him to stop it otherwise "his nurse" might just vomit all over him!
  5. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from Nurse in MT
    If it's genuinely needed for the ADHD kids, it can be added to either a 504 plan or IEP. Several of my young diabetics have cell phones on their 504s.
    You are right, however, it's really difficult to get into and change an IEP or 504. We just do it the one time a year. Most of them do allow for a fidget (unspecified) but not all fidgets are created equal. I'm not against the neuro-typical having a fidget either; I just think it is being used as a toy and then when it gets banned because it creates a distraction for the majority of kids, the one or two children who really were helped by it now don't have that option.

    It's just kids being kids because something got turned into a fad, but I still think it's very unfortunate for the few who really needed that particular fidget. If clicky pens had been banned in my high school I would have had a hard time!
  6. by   kidzcare
    Quote from NurseBeans
    It's just kids being kids because something got turned into a fad, but I still think it's very unfortunate for the few who really needed that particular fidget. If clicky pens had been banned in my high school I would have had a hard time!
    I twirl my hair. Good thing no one can ban that
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from SullyRN
    My diabetic kiddo just showed me his spinner, convenient.

    He said "They are supposed to be for mental kids." (eyeroll) ((my little box with smiley's is gone -sad face)
    AN changed that recently - to access the smilie box, click on "Full Editor" which is in between "Post Comment" and "Cancel". There you can add smilies or bold/italics/underline things.
  8. by   ana010
    My kid asked for one of these spinners at Christmas and got one. I believe he leaves it at home now so it is not taken up at school. I hate that I have inadvertently contributed to annoying problems at jr. high.
  9. by   Flare
    Quote from Spidey's mom
    AN changed that recently - to access the smilie box, click on "Full Editor" which is in between "Post Comment" and "Cancel". There you can add smilies or bold/italics/underline things.
    boo- i liked having it at my fingertips. Also wanted to note that i only get the checkmarks that mean - "i posted in here" on my home computer, not my work computer. weird, right?
  10. by   pernella
    I've seen them here at middle school and in elementary.

    I swear my kids school jumps on every fad first bottle flipping, then kendama's, then pokemon cards and now fidget spinners. I told him I'm not paying for these fads and he can buy it with his own money.
  11. by   Farawyn
    Quote from Flare
    boo- i liked having it at my fingertips. Also wanted to note that i only get the checkmarks that mean - "i posted in here" on my home computer, not my work computer. weird, right?
    Clean your work cache?
  12. by   MrNurse(x2)
    My son is complaining that students that use them are distracting to him. They don't spin them out of sight, most hold them up off their desk to draw attention.
  13. by   kummerspeck
    They're all over our middle schools and getting banned. Which is frustrating because I was about to buy my 7th grader one because of his hyperactivity. No fidget cube for him now.

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