We have a 4 year old boy at school who is VERY mouthy/attitude-ish to myself and my co-workers. During naptime, he purposely makes strange noises and irritates the other children. We've tried making a signed agreement with him (after 45 minutes on your cot, he can read a book/magazine from home), keeping him out of the classroom until the others are calmer and then bringing him in, he has to work alone if he is disruptive during naptime...nothing, absolutely nothing phases him. Most of the things we've tried worked for a week or so, but that's it. If you ask him to go to a chair (like during circle), he says "I wanted to anyway" with a smirk. Some days, he spends the whole nap period in the office and he's fine with that- but we can't do that every day.
Anyway, basically he's just DONE being a napper, but since there are no openings in our afternoon classes my co-teacher and I are meeting with my boss tomorrow morning to try and come up with a plan of what to do/how to help him. He KNOWS that he's snarky, and he doesn't care. His mom does get a daily update of how nap goes, but other than taking away tv (again, he doesn't care) I'm not sure what they are doing. Any suggestions????????
Sigh...this is the NOT so fun part of teaching! ;)