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Happy Winter Break to You

Dec 19

Happy Winter Break to You

It’s here people. You know I love my job – whole-heartedly with every bone of my body I love my job – you really need to love this field to be in it. But in the same breath of sharing my job-luvin sappiness, I also have to admit that I am ridiculously excited for winter break. It been a personal goal of my mine lately to have better work/life...

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Winter Break Writing Activities

Dec 18

Winter Break Writing Activities

I have some kiddos that STRUGGLE with writing. I have the big letter writers, the obsessive tracers and tracers, the write so light I can’t see it guys, and I even have a write all my letters on top of each other writer. So yes. We work on writing with these kids ALOT. I know my kids are older but I still think being able to legibly write your name is a very...

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Classroom Christmas Celebration

Dec 17

Classroom Christmas Celebration

Holiday parties require some thought and planning! One of the best presents Santa can give me is a smooth and drama free classroom holiday party! A pre-holiday vacation disaster is the last thing you or I need. We are all probably running on fumes just pining away for that glorious release of sweet, sweet winter break. Delicious. Almost. There. Ugh. So back to the...

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Christmas Sensory Bin

Dec 16

Christmas Sensory Bin

A few years ago, an OT shared this awesomely fun and seasonal idea that I was only too excited to bring back this year. If you search on pinterest – there are TONS of great ideas for seasonal sensory bins. I love the idea of having a monthly themed sensory in preschool or early childhood classrooms. It was a special treat for my older boys and I set this up in...

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Holiday Social Stories & Visual Questions

Dec 15

Holiday Social Stories & Visual Questions

The holidays can be confusing for our students. There are loads of schedule changes, two unexplained weeks off of school, and all kinds of new expected behaviors that your guys are just not ready for. This mini-resource is life saver this time of year. I just gave the two social stories to one of my in-home clients and got such an amazing response from his parents....

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Gingerbread Poem Freebie

Dec 12

Gingerbread Poem Freebie

Who doesn’t love gingerbreads? I mean – I actually don’t really like eating them – but who does love doing thematic gingerbread activities in December? Super cute little cookies that can lend itself to countless stories, crafts, and activities. Ugh – adorable! My cousin is a preschool teacher in the same district as I and has this really...

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Christmas Crafting

Dec 11

Christmas Crafting

I work in a we-are-more-than-okay-with-celebrating-Christmas-even-though-it’s-a-public-school type of school. Heck – we have a full decorated Christmas tree in the main hallway. Right or wrong – I go with it and we have been LOVING doing everything and anything Christmas. One of my kids asked me about a non-holiday related activity and a point...

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Student Secret Santas

Dec 10

Student Secret Santas

Last year we started a super fun new tradition that targeted social skills, abstract thinking, making inferences, and perspective taking. Sounds kinda heavy for Christmas season, doesn’t? No worries it was still amazingly fun! I’m not gonna lie though – it was tricky. Like really tricky. Like I almost regretted doing it but not really. Ugh. The...

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Creating Class Christmas Cards

Dec 09

Creating Class Christmas Cards

If you’ve been around the TAH world for a while – you know my students are my babies. When you have students for so many years in a row and get such a close bond with them, you can’t help but become just a bit attached! So just like any great family – we have some traditions in my classrooms around the holiday season. Kids with autism love a...

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Christmas Adapted Book!

Dec 08

Christmas Adapted Book!

Christmas is right around the corner and I don’t know about you but these last few weeks before break tend to DRAG! I knew to prevent this issue this year and whipped up some new goodies to keep me and my kiddos busy the last few days before our vacationpalooza. I created a holiday version of my bestseller – What? How Many? What Color? This book has been...

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Christmas Reading Centers & Literacy Games

Dec 05

Christmas Reading Centers & Literacy Games

That holiday anticipation has started! No better time than now to grab some new Christmas activities to get you through the (sometimes dragging…) next few weeks until our glorious holiday break!  I am super pumped to share this with my favorite little punks … now to finish up laminating these all! My students really like anything Christmas themed so...

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Holiday Must-Haves!

Dec 04

Holiday Must-Haves!

Christmas is my favorite time of year! You name – I love it. Hot chocolate, cozy blankets, unnecessarily large trees, wrapping presents, watching Home Alone (best Christmas movie ever!). I have a ton of holiday products. that will make your classroom holiday season even more magical! I take major advantage of my kiddo’s obsession with the season and jam...

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December Freebie Links

Dec 03

December Freebie Links

Hope you all had a pumpkin pie and sweatpants filled Thanksgiving. Although I am sure none of you are even slightly thinking about work today, oh wait? You are? Don’t feel bad – I am too. I am a woman obsessed! Don’t be mad. Well whether you are still in turkey coma or are book marking this page – check out all of these adorable holiday...

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Bundles of Bundles – on SALE now :)

Dec 02

Bundles of Bundles – on SALE now :)

Who doesn’t love a good deal? My cart at Costco is always overflowing because dang – who knew you could get 15 pounds of rice for so cheap? The TpT Sale is prime time to save some money and snag some must-have resources! I have a double coupon option for you – bundles! I have been starting to bundle some of my bigger products together so you can...

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New Must-Have Resources – on SALE now

Dec 01

New Must-Have Resources – on SALE now

I have a boatload of brand spankin’ new resources for you that will be sure to get you through that long, long winter. All of these essentials are 28% off today during TpT’s Super Cyber Sale! Use promo code TPTCYBER for major savings today & tomorrow! It’s a perfect time to add new components to your classroom or fill in some resources that you...

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Super Cyber Sale

Nov 30

Super Cyber Sale

Tomorrow is back to reality but I have something that will help cheer up your Monday Morning blues – Monday & Tuesday all Autism Helper Resources will be 28% off for TpTs Super Cyber Sale! Use promo code TPTCYBER and get great savings! This is perfect timing because the next few weeks before Christmas break can be tough (on both us & our students!)....

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Teaching Question Answering & a Holiday Freebie

Nov 28

Teaching Question Answering & a Holiday Freebie

Hope you are all enjoying your post-turkey day coma with bellies full of pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, and stuffing. I am in major sweat pants & leftover mode today savoring the deliciousness of a day off. But don’t worry. That does’t mean teaching is ever far from my mind.  I have a slight obsession with wh- questions. That sounds completely weird,...

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Interactive Activities {TAH in Your Class}

Nov 26

Interactive Activities {TAH in Your Class}

You know an activity is great when it gets students, teachers, and aids involved. Here are some great shots of interactions inside the classroom, check it out! These are all teachers just like you! They sent us in some snapshots of TAH products in action in their classroom. Click the link at the bottom of the page to join in on the fun and send some of your photos...

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Fan-TASK-tic Task Systems {TAH in Your Class}

Nov 25

Fan-TASK-tic Task Systems {TAH in Your Class}

Work stations are the way to go to get everything done efficiently. Having one place to keep everything means students can work more independently. This work station has our writing binders on the top shelf. The second shelf is the fluency shelf, students have their fluency binders and cards. Lastly the third shelf is reading puzzles. Everything has it’s...

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Using Adapted Books {TAH in Your Class}

Nov 24

Using Adapted Books {TAH in Your Class}

It’s Story Time! Everyone knows books are a necessity when it comes to teaching reading skills and increasing vocabularies. But using adaptive books are even more beneficial with special needs classes. Luckily the kids find them interesting and don’t hesitate to start reading. Take a look at what teachers like you sent us about which adaptive books their students...

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