Art

Must-Have Visuals for Art Projects

Must-Have Visuals for Art Projects

Visuals are the key to successful art instruction and to making your instruction meaningful, functional, and relevant to your IEP goals. But where do you start? What visuals do you need?   Reduce the Prompting I am being sneaky here. This visual is not for your...

Using Art to Target IEP Goals

Using Art to Target IEP Goals

Continuing the theme of generalization and really applying all of those skills that your students have worked so hard on learning all year - let's talk about art. Unfortunately, art class is sometimes cut for our general education buildings. Or if it's not cut it's...

End of the Year Activity: Scrapbooks!

End of the Year Activity: Scrapbooks!

This is one of my FAVORITE classroom activities. And I don't mean that like when I say fluency or adapted books are my favorite (although they are my favorite too...) but this is really my favorite because of how much the kids just love the finished products. I...

Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

We talked about this earlier this month - how problems behaviors don't only occur within the four walls of our little classroom homes. Behaviors will occur throughout environment and are sometimes more likely in unfamiliar settings. Gym class, music class, and art...

Summer School Must Have: Visual Movement Cards

Summer School Must Have: Visual Movement Cards

It's summer. And your kids know it. You can see it. They have got the squirms. The I-have-been-sitting-too-long-and-may-explode- squirms. I get it. They are kids. We needed a fun way to get them moving... but still in a summer school appropriate way. I also wanted to...

Summer Roll & Color {freebie}

Summer Roll & Color {freebie}

Warning: this contain quite literally the most adorable clipart ever that will make you want to scour pinterest for recipes of strawberry lemonade and decadent chocolate coverers strawberries. I mean just stop. Those chocolate covered strawberries, the bunting, the...

Fine Motor Fluency

Fine Motor Fluency

If you have a student who is currently working on fine motor skills,a fine motor fluency program is a good next step once they are independently reaching, grasping, squeezing, pressing, twisting, pulling, pushing, releasing etc. Bringing a skill to fluency is an...

Rainy Day Craft: Tie Dye T-Shirts

Rainy Day Craft: Tie Dye T-Shirts

Tie-Dye is always a good time! I remember back to my good ole' camp counselor days and used to love doing this activity with the campers. This is a really fun activity to work on with your students. You can incorporate color identification, fine motor skills,...

Scrapbook Visual Craftivity

Scrapbook Visual Craftivity

Creating scrapbooks is one of my favorite activities to complete each year.  It is a great ongoing project that is easy for all students to participate in, appropriate for all ages, and completely engaging. Most importantly, the students LOVE it. One of my old...

Utilizing ABLLS Visual Performance Data

Utilizing ABLLS Visual Performance Data

One great way to utilize our ABLLS visual performance data is to create programs specific to the areas that we see our students can improve in. For one student who has visual impairments, we saw many deficiencies in the puzzle tasks.  Her data showed that she was...

Tracking Non-Reinforcing Objects

Tracking Non-Reinforcing Objects

Running the ABLLS assessment gives us a lot of valuable information about our students.  But, where do we go from there? How can we use this information to further our student’s skills?  It is up to us to utilize this valuable data and create programs tailored to our...

Snowflake Crafting

Snowflake Crafting

We have been hitting the snow theme hard lately. December was overflowing with Christmas activities that we didn't even touch on one snow activity. I was saving it for January - because we all know how long January can be. We need plenty of fun activities to get us...

Christmas Crafting

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...

My Favorite Fall Craft :)

My Favorite Fall Craft 🙂

Let me admit this right up front. This is stolen from pinterest (follow me!). For sure stolen. I'm clearly not this creative and cutesy. I try but luckily I don't need to - pinterest does it for me 🙂 Woohoo. These trees turned out super adorable and could be done by...

Visual Craft Instructions {free}

Visual Craft Instructions {free}

Here is a free printable for the visual directions for crayon melting. This is a super fun activity and it uses up your leftover crayons! This is the microwave version so could be done at school or home! You can use ice cube trays, muffin tins, or small tupperware...

Pumpkin Play Dough

Pumpkin Play Dough

I love fall. Pumpkins, riding boots, crunchy leaves, snuggly blankets, apple cider. Mmmmm. Delicious. There are almost too many fun and adorable fall crafts and activities. I am having a pinterstpolsion. Too many ideas! But when I pinned this little baby - I knew we...

Halloween Hallway Decorations

Halloween Hallway Decorations

I've never had one of those classrooms with ever changing seasonal bulletin boards and over the top hallway crafts. Trying to balance 7 different curriculums, manage staff, and dodge a few bites and kicks along the way doesn't leave much time for pinterest inspired...