My Daily Schedule- 2014-2015

Friday, August 22, 2014

I get a million questions about how I schedule my day.  I keep it super simple.  Literally, THE most simple schedule ever.  I keep everyone on the same schedule and make individual accommodations within each rotation/activity.  By keeping the whole class **(for the most part) all together, it makes staffing and planning that much easier.  I am able to utilize my aides much easier this way!

Taking Behavioral Data

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Let’s face it; behaviors are the backbone to any classroom. Especially when your talking about a special needs classroom.  This year I have students with Autism, learning disabilities, down syndrome and health impairments.  Whether it’s the positive behaviors, stemming behaviors, sensory seeking behaviors, attention seeking behaviors or just straight distractive behaviors, they affect every aspect of the classroom. 

My Calm Down Kit is the backbone to most interventions used in my classroom. It has been a big seller and the most asked about product of mine. I created these data sheets for my own use with specific IEP goals that I have written for my students over the years. I decided to create this product to help drive instruction and behavioral interventions within your classroom. There is SO MUCH included that I am choosing to break down this bundle by each product included in the Calm Down Kit that is for sell in my TpT store.

With that, I wanted to do a short description of each item included in the Calm Down Kit- and the uses they may provide. Of course- these items are not limited to what is described below...use as you wish  Also included are sample IEP goals you can use to build social emotional skills with the use of the Calm Down Kit. 

BOOST TpT Sale!!! TODAY ONLY

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today is SALE DAY!  It's time to do your HAPPY DANCE because Teacher's Pay Teachers and The Autism Adventures of Room 83 is having another Sale on Wednseday! Use Promo Code BOOST to get 28% off on all of my products!

September Idea's!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The first day of school is right around the corner for me.  With that being said, I went through all of my september files today and pulled out a bunch of goodies!  I design my crafts and fun activities around my September Vocabulary Unit.  I use these words to build functional vocabulary for my students.

Monday Motivator- Summer coming to an end!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm SO excited that I got my keys to my classroom today.  It's always a huge stress reliever for me being able to get back into the room and start organizing and planning! With that said… summer is officially over for me!!!






Summer Series- PECS communication

Friday, July 18, 2014


Day 10!- PECS Book time.  I am sharing a post about one of my best selling products.  Please, keep in mind that this PECS book is for a student who has already started with a basic PECS book and is ready for an unlimited vocabulary.  A book of this size would be too large for a student who is just beginning to learn that pictures have meaning.  I plan to make beginner levels in the future (if I ever finish this wedding of mine… LOL!)

Summer Series- Social Stories… who benefits?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Day 9- Social Stories.  These are my ROCKS in my classroom.  Serioiusly… theres an issue arising in my classroom, what do I do? I make a social story! Read on about Social Stories and how they benefit any classroom!
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