One of the biggest misconceptions people make is that students who can't talk are not able to read. THIS IS NOT TRUE! You are able to do SO much with these kiddos. I created these Dolch Sight Word puzzles to provide practice for students to identify sight words. It's also a great way to assess students on their sight words.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Oh goodness, tomorrow is ALREADY October! September flew by, and here I am prepping for the month change in ONE day. EEEEK, I will be working late tonight to "transform" all of our goodies from September to October for tomorrow when my students walk in! I wanted to share with you some old blog posts/ideas that will be great for you in October! Click on each picture below to read MORE!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Calendar skills are a big part of our day… and with that we have been learning about seasons this week. As we all know, summer is "finished" and now it is fall! My students struggle with this concept so we have watched a lot of you tube clips explaining the seasons as well as we completed this cute craft!!!!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
There is SO much work that goes into setting up a special education classroom before anyone even steps foot inside the classroom. It is imperative that each and every single item is in place to allow for a smooth, stress free and successful day! Here are some tips to help you have a successful day!
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
So seriously, at the end of the day, I think my biggest motto is, "whatever works." We use everything for reinforcers in our class: air conditioners, straws, tape, paper, laying on the grass, no shoes etc. What I love about positive reinforcement is the creativity we, as teachers, put into making these preferred objects/ activities work within the classroom environment!