Fidget spinners and other fidget toys have been scientifically proven to help children with concentration challenges to maintain focus. That having been said, there has been something of a craze associated with having these and using them inappropriately.
Although this has not become too big of an issue in my classroom, I wanted to to prevent misuse of these fidget “toys”. We had a class discussion about them and how they are meant to be used. The discussion concluded in us writing and signing an agreement. Everyone in the class decided it was a fair approach – although Alex is out today, I am sure he will agree and sign!