We take for granted being able to get up every morning, get dressed, and put our shoes on. Some people have a little more difficulty with these everyday tasks. Kiddos with fine motor, physical needs, and equipment/medical accommodations may need extra help. However, there are various tools and options to help kids become more functionally … Continue reading Adaptive Clothing & Shoes
We have been reading the classic tale of the Gingerbread Man the past few weeks. This is one of my favorites (and not just because we get to bake gingerbread cookies). This story allows us to work on SOOOO many skills. It is a versatile and age appropriate text. What makes the Gingerbread Man so … Continue reading Run, Run As Fast As You Can!
The holidays are such a great time reflect on what a great class I have. I love my students and they inspire me to work hard everyday! I have been having so much with them this holiday season. We have been busy learning this holiday season. Take a look at what we have been up … Continue reading 'Tis the Season
If you have been to my TPT Store you will see I am all about Adapted and Interactive Books. These books are so versatile! They can be used for 1:1, small, and large group, task bins, assessment, independent, partner, and morning work. For those of you that don't know, Adapted & Interactive books are books … Continue reading Adapted and Interactive Books
Almost every parent starts teaching their child baby sign language around six months. This usually includes basic ASL(American Sign Language) signs like more, please, and eat. Developmentally this works for children under 18 months since they have developed the oral motor skills to produce speech. What about when your child passes the 2 year mark? … Continue reading Sign Language vs. AAC
I love a painted noddle necklace or finger painting collage just like everyone else. Making a mess is half of the fun of making crafts! However, sometimes due to time constraints, staffing, or complexity of the craft we integrate in these no mess hacks. These tricks are super simple and the supplies can be found … Continue reading No Mess Art Hacks
Everyday after students hang up their back and sign in, they get their task bin. Tasks bins foster independence and ownership of student work. They are beneficial for students working on fine motor, attending to task, follow routine directions, and pre-academic skills. How do they work? Every teacher teacher has their own system. Some are … Continue reading Task Bins
Rotation Stations is a blending learning model that has been implemented in elementary classrooms for developed by UDL (Universal Design for Learning). Rotations Stations looks a little different in every classroom. So lets take a look on how we utilize Rotation Stations in our classroom. The Basics In our classroom there are a series of … Continue reading Rotation Stations: Differentiating Instruction to Reach All Students
Data drives everything. Instruction, interventions, behavior management, and classroom procedures are all based on data. Data provides a base and allows one to develop appropriate goals. There are many different forms and tools for data collection. There are standardized, non-standardized, and teacher created it. There are also different types of measurement. Lets take a more … Continue reading Data Collection And Assessments: The Method Behind the Madness
Thanksgiving is not all about the food! It also is a time to work on new vocabulary and pre-academic skills. Take a look at all the recent terrific turkey fun we have been having. Pin The Feather On The Turkey This silly game is a class favorite! Student's put on our goofy glasses and try … Continue reading Gobble Gobble, It’s Turkey Time!