For the past six years my district program PIC (Preschool Intervention Classroom; self contained pre-k) has not had a set curriculum. We've used bits and pieces from various programs such as DLM, Read it Once Again, Teach Town, and Second Step. All of those were great but they did not capture all the skills being … Continue reading Creative Curriculum
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
Morning Circle is a time for us to come together as a classroom family, asses the day, and put our learning hats on! It is a very interactive whole group lesson where everyone does their part. We work on turn taking, requesting, sharing, movement, music, AAC, and pre-academic skills. Morning circle starts of with a … Continue reading Morning Circle: Start Your Day Off Right!
Did somebody say snacks? I love to eat and so do my students. Thats why every Friday we cook! Cooking is a great way for students to work on multiple skills i.e. turn taking, fine motor, communcation, and pre-acedmic skills! When we cook it always correlates to the story we are reading that week. We … Continue reading Friday Baking
Communication is an obstacle for a lot of my students. This can effect their ability to interact with peers. After a year of making phone calls and securing licenses we were able to create a communication board for our shared playground. This is the first one in our district. Hoping we can get it out … Continue reading PLAYGROUND COMMUNICATION BOARD
Trick-or-treating is not just for collecting candy. It is an amazing learning opportunity! Whether you are at home or in school, you can always put your teacher spin on an American classic. Here are some goals you can work on! Students will accept items from peers/adultsGiven a button/ fastener/snap/velcro, student and open and close garment Student … Continue reading Trick-Or-Treat
Lessonpix.com is one of the greatest resources! This is not a sponsored post. I truly just feel that strongly about them! If you’re like me, and you are not into buying clipart on TPT to make things, Lessonpix is fantastic! For a small $30 a year you get access to an abundant amount of resources. … Continue reading Lessonpix.com: The Custom Learning Materials Mecca
Before reading this post please read my previous posts Aided language simulationAAC at HomeAAC vs. ASL PECS has been around forever. But that is the problem, it is an outdated system. I see so many teachers still using PECS. Now before you go sending my hate mail, remember I am not an SLP this is … Continue reading PECS vs AAC