I have gotten a lot of feedback that readers would benefit from seasonal & thematic ideas, lessons, and activities at the start of the month. Which makes total sense because who wants to do Halloween activities in November, right? Now, I did do MLK day activities after the fact but that’s only because the craziness of my job got in the way. Don’t tattle on me. It was still okay. I have heard your feedback and I agree! Look at you all, shaping my behavior. It’s like you are all little behavior analysts and you don’t even know. So each month I will be dedicating the first few posts of the monthly to a preview of what I will be doing in my classroom that month. This will hopefully help with your planning & prepping. If I am super crazy organized – it may even be at the end of the month before. But I’m making no promises.
We don’t have anything too major going on in September because – let’s be honest – it’s September. My thematic unit is getting through the freaken month. I am going to be updating the ABLLS with some of my lower functioning students. I already updated my reading assessments on my higher guys. We will be doing a farm theme at the end of the month since we are doing our annual family field trip to Rustic Falls the last weekend in September. I am keeping the farm theme a little more mature by during farm jobs and “research” on farm animals.
Here are my lesson plans for my direct instruction reading group. I have a high level group who mostly all read at a 2/3rd grade level and what I consider a mid level group who mostly read at a K/1st grade level and have some very splintered skill levels.
Disclaimer: My lesson plans aren’t fancy. They aren’t typed. You can’t click on a link to the activity or resource. Want to know why? Because my job is an ever changing wonder and you better believe I write these puppies in pencil. You may have great set of activities lined up but then one of your students has a meltdown and guess what? That’s all you. Time to arrange. So my advice: stay flexible, plan in pencil, and be okay with the changes.
Links for Activities:
- Farm Animal Comics by Whimsy Workshop Teaching
- Coloring Page Farm Animals by Monarca Language
- Farm Animal Word Search by Mindy Gregory
- Farm Animal Word Search by Pocketful Centers
- Farm Animal Literacy Centers by Abby Buettner
- Farm Animal Graphing by Randi
Also, be sure to check out my September Bingo Game. My kids LOVE bingo.
I am SUPER excited about the rest of this week’s post.
The rest of this week is dedicated to The Autism Helper Classroom!
Tuesday: Class Photos
Wednesday: Video Tour
Thursday: Layout Diagram
Friday: Class Schedule
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