When to Restrain A Child

Thursday, November 20, 2014

**Restraining a child in the school setting should only be done if the child is an immediate danger to themselves or to others around them*****

Learning About Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the past few years I have struggled to "teach" my students about holidays.  It's hard for them to understand why sometimes we have no school, or parties or different celebrations.  Often times it is expected that students just know and just understand  what holidays are.  To help teach those kids I decided to create social stories for each HOLIDAY to help teach the concept.

For the month of November I created two holiday social stories.  

The first one is "Thanksgiving Dinner"


The second one is "Giving Thanks."


You can purchase the bundle of holiday social stories HERE.






Storing Those Little Gadgets!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I have been blogging A LOT about sensory diets and different interventions.  For the past few years I have really struggled with keeping and maintaining all these cheap gadgets I would find.  Dollar tree and Target Dollar spot are a favorite of mine.  I find all these tweaky toys that can be used as fidgets.  I get all excited, I bring them to school, and then BAM- their gone! And then weeks later I find them in random spots of the room.  They get put back with the art supplies, or in the puppet container, or in a book box, in the toy cabinet, behind a shelf etc.  These gadgets were never organized in a good manner.  It was something I knew I had to set up, but never did!  Finally- I did it….. and it is simple :)

Monday Motivator

Monday, November 17, 2014

We've all been there.  We've all had those days.  Some days are harder than others.  Keep pushing through!




A Loaded Question From a Follower = A Great Blog Post!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Thursday to my LOYAL followers.  Today's blog post is a question/answer session I had with one of my followers from Facebook.  As always- I love and welcome all questions.  I decided to turn her questions into a blog post to provide any clarification to all of my readers.  Her questions are in BLUE and my answers are in BLACK!  ENJOY :)

Pilgrims!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

So today we watched a few cute video's on you tube to learn about pilgrims.  We then made this ADORABLE craft :)  Love it!





Sensory Toys on a Budget!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Okay- so we all know Sensory is important for a Special Education Classroom.  But not all schools are lucky to just be given all of the materials needed.  I use Donor's Choose and local grants to fund most of my stuff.  And of course- my own paycheck for the little things.  Sensory toys and equipment can be expensive…. like insanely expensive if you look at the special education catalogues.    

So here's a little tip.  Look through those catalogues and see what you like.  Then find it online cheaper…my go to place?  Amazon!  Read below to find the links to some great things I have bought :)

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