Parents of my kiddos often tell me about how difficult bedtime is in their house. I hear many stories of how parents spend HOURS trying to wrangle their child into bed. The problem isn't bedtime, the problem is that these children don't know how to calm and quiet their bodies. They are being ... Read More about Quiet Time in The Special Ed Classroom
When do you work on map skills with your class? We cover the skill twice a year. We first introduce it in September during our all about me unit. We begin with learning our personal addresses and then move on to our town and state. Another great time to work on map skills is during your ... Read More about Map skills
This week was the start of our unit on community helpers. We've been reviewing who is a community helper and what they do. We have also been discussing what objects they need to do their job, where they do it, etc. With my kiddos they learn best when a theme goes across all subjects. We worked ... Read More about Community Helpers Kick Off!
As teachers we would like to think we always write good lessons that always go as planned, but that just isn't reality. Today we had a giant fail in science. The upside? Fails don't have to mean that time was wasted or that students didn't learn. See this picture? This is what failure looks ... Read More about Fail! When science lessons go wrong
Keeping kiddos focused during the long winter months can be challenging especially when the weather keeps them inside. Here are 2 fun and easy sensory based activities that have been huge hits with my classroom. The first is super easy and Mother Nature provides everything you need! Just fill a ... Read More about Beat the Winter Blues!