Do you do cooking groups in your classroom? Cooking groups are the perfect way to boost language skills, work on math skills and develop functional life skills. I have a weekly cooking group in my program which focuses on language skills, carrying over the math skills we are working on and ... Read More about Boost Language and Life Skills!
A new staple in my classroom is our sensory bin. Since school has started I have only changed the sensory materials twice and the kiddos are just as excited to engage with it as they were when they first saw it. For a teacher on a tight budget I think this is important. This month we are using ... Read More about Learning through sensory fun!
This is the first year that I have done a theme on bats around Halloween and I am loving it! After reading about bats body parts, eating and sleeping habits, and life cycle we made the CUTEST bat craft! Students had to request the different parts using complete sentences and proper vocabulary. We ... Read More about Bat-tastic!
We have been having all sorts of fun learning about fire safety! This was one of my class' favorite.... Here are the materials we used. I loved that it didn't require too many items. Once students had their materials they had to rip the tissue paper. This was a bit challenging for my kiddos ... Read More about Fire Safety lesson
Our apple unit is quickly coming to a close, but we have had so much fun exploring and learning all about apples. We kicked off the unit with a apple tasting. First, we tried all three colors of apples. This is a very big deal for some of my kiddos. Most of my students have autism and very limited ... Read More about Apple Activities