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Find Objects in a Scene Task Cards

I really like using Sasha’s Find Objects in a Scene Task Cards with my students because there is so much you can do with them.  I thought I’d share how I’ve been using these task cards not only to target receptive language skill but expressive language...

Yoga in the Classroom

This month is all about rec and leisure, so I wanted to highlight an activity I have used from early childhood up through transition- Yoga! Yoga is also an awesome leisure option for students to explore especially as they get older. Yoga has many benefits...

Focus on Five: Special Activity Time, Part 2

This month is about the importance of play and in my last blog post, I introduced Special Activity Time. To recap, Special Activity Time is something I established this school year with the upper grades cluster teacher.  We created it as way to target those extra...

How to Take Data on Play Skills

You read that right. Data and play in the same sentence. Seems kind of ridiculous right?! Why should you be taking data on play? As we have been talking about all month, play and leisure can be used not only to teach but to generalize and maintain so many...

Making the Most of Play Time

For the majority, I believe as teachers there are those fleeting moments where we think, “Did I do enough today?”  Of course, the answer is YES and most likely beyond.  I had a real wakeup call when I went from older elementary students to three-year...

Free Big/Small Easter Egg Sort

I’ve made big/small sorts for other holidays so I figured I’d make one for Easter too.  This is also a great activity to work on following directions involving size and color concepts with your students.  I know Easter is coming up soon so hopefully you...

Focus on Five: Special Activity Time, Part 1

One way I incorporate play in my classroom is through Special Activity time. The upper grades cluster teacher and I established Special Activity time as a way to target those extra skills we don’t have time to teach everyday in a social setting. We have started it...

Autism Awareness Resources

This is our month!  April is Autism Awareness month, and the world celebrates those with autism on April 2nd. I'm a firm believer that autism awareness is a year round adventure. However, this month is a perfect time to get started advocating for your...

Associated Picture Task Cards

I’m loving these Associated Picture Task cards Sasha created.  The set contains 36 cards so they make a perfect speech therapy session activity.  I use them to target both receptive and expressive language skills.  These association cards are different...

Why is Play Important?

When we think about what's important to teach in school, many of us may come up with a similar list. We'd list the main academic areas - language arts, math, writing, social studies, science. Maybe we'd sprinkle in some of the "skills" - social skill, life...

Federal Laws Protecting Special Education

An opportunity to learn is one of the few things guaranteed to all children, regardless of circumstances. Children receiving Special Education services haven’t always been given this opportunity. Congress, the lawmaking branch of the Federal Government, states:...

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