New Daily Journal Page

One piece of advice – don’t get too comfortable. Hate to break it to you but the second think things are going well and you think you can just take a break – sit back with  your cup of coffee and relax – it’s time to up the ante. My students were getting a little too independent with their daily journal pages. They were done way  too quick and you know what too much downtime means – that means problem behaviors. We need to remember to be continuously challenging our students. I think so often teachers and therapist are worried that they will push their kids over the edge and challenge them too much which could cause frustration or problem behaviors. But you know what – you’re going to need to push them. Be rigorous. This is where the real skill building actually comes from.

Our new journal page added a few new additions. My students do this daily journal page within their independent morning routine. 

  • Daily Goal: I’m really excited about this! Each student picks something behaviorally they specifically want to work on that day.
  • Vocabulary Sentence: Each student will create their own sentence using one of our weekly vocabulary words.
  • Daily Grammar: A daily grammar problem or prompt.
  • Question of the Day in Complete Sentences: Now all daily questions need to be answered in complete sentences. Tricky!!

The Autism Helper - Daily Journal

Check out some pics:

The Autism Helper - Daily Journal

The Autism Helper - Daily Journal  The Autism Helper - Daily Journal
The Autism Helper - Daily Journal

The Autism Helper - Daily Journal

I also create a rubric to incorporate more grading and self assessment into our curriculum:

The Autism Helper - Daily Journal

Download for FREE here: Advanced Daily Journal Page and promise to continuously challenge your kiddos!

6 Comments

  1. I love this! I just went back through all of your old posts learning about your morning routine, and will definitely be able to set it up similar to yours next year! Can’t wait! Thanks for the continuous awesome resources!

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  2. Thank you! Let me know how it goes!

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  3. Is there a spot where you have everything used in your morning routine to purchase? Like how to type the journal entry, rules for when it’s your turn to be in charge of the game, etc. You’re amazing – I’m hoping to be half as organized next year for my second year of teaching!

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  4. You know what? I don’t think I have those uploaded yet! I will get to that ASAP! Thanks for reading! 🙂

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  5. Love this! I am going to be a BRAND NEW special ed teacher starting in August and I am going through your blog getting lots and lots of wonderful ideas! Thanks for all the time and energy that you put into your blog and store!

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  6. Thanks for reading and good luck on your new job next year 🙂

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