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    For the sickies, I always ask if they think they can wait X # of minutes because I really want them to experience whatever lesson we're doing(depends on kid and situation). I try to say it with as much empathy and "I know you're a tough cookie and can do it" tone as I can. Usually they want to live up to the challenge and go back to work. If they're really sick, they'll remember to ask again in a few minutes.

    I'm hungry kids get a "Oh, I'm so sorry! I'll bet you remember to bring a bigger snack/lunch tomorrow, right?"

    "I'm bored" get a shocked "Wow, you're finished with all your work and have worked on every folder center and read all the books in the library? I'm amazed! I'll go next door and ask Miss X (a higher grade teacher) if she has any centers or reading books for you." At that point, they usually remember something in our class that needs doing.

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