Winter

Valentine’s Day Activities!

Valentine’s Day Activities!

Readers I do not know if it’s the gray weather, the constant snow here on the East coast or lack of sunshine, but I am SO excited for February activities. Give me all the hearts, strawberry milkshakes, February bingo, and cupcakes that you can!  Here is a little...

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Holiday Wellness Guide for Educators

Holiday Wellness Guide for Educators

Tis the season for staff Secret Santa, holiday themed spirit weeks, and making salt-dough ornaments with your students. The month of December is full of joy, cheer, and let’s be honest, counting down the days until the semester officially ends. It’s time for us as...

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Winter Holiday Resource Round Up

Winter Holiday Resource Round Up

With winter break rapidly approaching, attentions often become distracted and motivation fluctuates with staff and students alike!  My favorite winter holiday themed resources will help to hold attention and keep everyone learning right up to winter break. These fun...

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Winter Sensory Play & Fine Motor Activities

Winter Sensory Play & Fine Motor Activities

Teaching before winter break is hard. This year is especially hard. It's cold outside, festivities are likely cancelled or drastically changed due to COVID, and we seem to be squeezing in every assessment possible in the last few days of school. I'm determined to have...

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Favorite Holiday Activities Roundup

Favorite Holiday Activities Roundup

As an Infants and Toddler’s Special Education teacher, I follow a coaching model and everything since March has been completely virtual.  I understand the challenges of virtual teaching especially with children birth to 3!  Being cognizant of different home situations...

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Focus on Five: Holiday Gifts

Focus on Five: Holiday Gifts

The holidays are here! Last school year, I had students make and wrap holiday gifts for their family members. My colleague and I co-teach Special Activity Time each day and we did this project together for the first time last school year.  Having students make and...

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Winter Themed Gross Motor Activities

Winter Themed Gross Motor Activities

We all know how important it is for our kids to play outside, but unpredictable winter weather can make that a little challenging.  During these long months of indoor recess, it can be hard to think of new gross motor ideas to keep kids engaged and moving. I thought...

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New Year, Fresh Start

New Year, Fresh Start

Nothing Says Fresh Start Like the New Year.If you are reading this in December, chances are the last thing you want to do right now is think about coming back to school in January. However, now is the perfect time to take a minute to revamp your classroom...

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December Holidays with The Autism Helper

December Holidays with The Autism Helper

We said, “Goodbye November hellllllooooo December” in what felt like a blink of an eye!  My plans have been filled with Gingerbread men and houses, holiday trees and presents. While all of these activities are insanely cute and themed, they hold so much...

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