Thursday, January 31, 2013

Israel Opens a Bank Account

Guess what?  Tomorrow after school ISRAEL GETS TO OPEN HIS FIRST BANK ACCOUNT!!!  He "needs"an ATM card like no other!  Israel is autistic and I can't even begin to tell you how many times I got to hear about this ALL WEEK!  I put together this little worksheet and we did it together with the whole class.  We even walked over to the bank and had him ask them what he would need to bring.  He practiced all morning what he was going to say.  We are confident that he will do an amazing job tomorrow. So proud!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Homemade Tortillas

I am EXTREMELY fortunate to have 3 amazing aides in my classroom with me everyday.  I also LOVE to pass the reins to them anytime they want!  I think the kids really like the change, and I like to sit back, hang out with them, and learn something new myself.  Last week one of my aides hosted her 3rd annual tortilla making class.  The kids LOVE it!  She teaches them how to make the dough, gives them each a piece and they knead it in their hands.  They use a tortilla press and even cook them themselves on a griddle.  Most are hesitant of the hot grill at first, but once they see the others participating we usually get them all to make at least one. Easy, fun homemade tortillas!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Life Skills Worksheets

 I have posted a few of my life skills worksheets in the past and have been selling them individually in my store for the past few months.  I have now put quite a few of them together at a great discounted 
price!  I also added a "Making an Appointment" worksheet that I put together yesterday.  If you have already downloaded this item, please download it again to get the new worksheet. Update: "Asking for Help" worksheet added 1/29/13

Monday, January 21, 2013

Super Bowl Activity

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These are the assessments I use the first few days of the school year.  I can see where each student is and what areas we need to work on.  It also is beneficial in writing the IEP.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Groundhog Day Fun Pack

I hope everyone's new year is great so far.  We are back in school this week and all my kids had a wonderful holiday off.  Here is a fun pack to use with Groundhog Day coming up on February 2nd (which happens to fall on a Saturday this year).  My class will not likely finish the whole pack, but I think it will be fun to do a couple on the Friday before and one or two on the Monday after.  I have also included black and white images in the pack.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Camping Fun Pack

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! My resolutions this year are to keep up on my blog (at least weekly) and to get more products into my TPT store.  I really want to start working on a social skills packet, but every time I sit down to do it, it's just not there.  I will work on that though.  Here is a packet I have been needing to do for my class.  We plan on having a camping day sometime in January. We will roast hot dogs, make s'mores and tell campfire stories!  Only one of my 12 students has ever been camping, so we thought it would be fun for a mini experience.  I tossed in the scavenger hunt for anyone who may actually use these worksheets on a camping trip.