Sunday, March 3, 2013

Behavior System

Hi! Hope everyone has had a fabulous weekend! This is our last week before Spring Break and all STAAR ALT stuff is due is it will be a crazy one I just know! 
Todays post is about one way that me and my partner do our behavior management system. For everything a student does not do that they are suppose to do they lose minutes of recess. They for the most part don't like sitting out watching their friends play. We made these visuals and they go every where with the kids. We make the kids take the minuets off or watch us so it means more. 

Maybe this is something you can use? Or do you have a better idea? please share! Thanks for stopping by! Please follow me! And leave comments if you have questions, I love comments! ;) 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Furniture

Happy Sunday Everyone!!
I have had a great relaxing weekend! What did you do? 
I am so excited about this post! My school some how got all brand new classroom furniture! With all the budget cuts I don't really know how this is happening... and we really need more TA's but it is all really nice since our school is SO old! Any one else getting new furniture? 
Heres some pictures of it all! 

My new desk!! Its SO big!!

My TA'S new desk!!

My new BLUE kidney table and chairs that are to big for most of my little guys! 

New YELLOW trapezoid tables! 

New shelves/cubbies I am using for centers sorry its so junky looking right now! 

And lastly my FAVORITE thing we got!!! I love that its so organized with the colors and I put pictures of whats inside so the kids can easily see and know where to put that stuff back at on the outside of the container. I am using these for choice activities after they have finished an assignment. 

I made this chart that goes along with all the choices for my non verbal kiddos. :)

So thats most of the new stuff! Hope you like it all! Hope everyone has a great week of school next week! Thanks for stopping by! Please follow me! and leave comments or email if you need to! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Picture Schedules

Hope Everyone had a great weekend!! It always goes by WAY to fast! Are you off tomorrow for Presidents Day? I am not :( we have parent teacher conference day and known of my parents wanted a conference so I guess i'll be finishing STAAR- ALT stuff! 
This post is about picture schedules for autistic students. I have had a lot of emails and questions about what do I use... So here are pictures!

The first one I use for a couple of students who are just starting out and they need the actual picture of the person or place that they are going to. The second one is for the next level which has a generic picture with the word of it underneath from Pictures With Symbols program or PECS. Each kid has one some where up in the room except the 4th graders are more portable because were trying to transition them into being more knowledgeable about what time it is and moving them on to middle school. Hope this helps and gives people ideas! I truly believe in the schedules for autistic child but it really helps kids with all disabilities! 
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentines Party

Hope everyone had a great Valentines day! YAY for the weekend!! 
We had our Valentines party on Thursday and after the way the kids were today I wish we had done it today haha ;) But the party was great and the kids had a blast so thats what counts! What did yall do for Valentines? How was your party? 

This was our beautiful big delicious cake! 

This was the most of the kids eating! 

This was right before the kids past out their Valentines to everyone! 

Some of our food we had way more than this! 

2 of my students gave me these! SO SWEET! Love them! 

Me and all the kids made these! Turned out pretty good for their 1st time! 

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I have a very busy one! Thanks for stopping by! Please follow me and feel free to comment!! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Happy Fat Tuesday! 
I havent posted a fun art or decoration thing in a while so I decided that I would show y'all the owls we made in my class! Some of my students qualify for adapted art which is just more one on one and they don't have to be doing all the hard art pieces the general kids work on. So me and the teacher came up with this idea and they turned out WAY better and cuter than I expected! I JUST LOVE THEM!!! 

Here is 3 of them hung up in my classroom! I am SO obsessed with them!! :)

Heres a close up of one! 

The eyes are made of coffee filters, the fur is from Hobby Lobby, the marks on the wings are chalk, and the leaves we stamped in paint with a stamp then cut them out, and everything else is paper! :)

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Hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!! XOXOXO

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sensory counting

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! The weather is pretty gross and awful here! :(
This post is about these number cards I made at the beginning of the year to use in calendar time with my kids that are really sensory. I made them on poster board, the big number is made with sand from Hobby Lobby and the little dots at the bottom are hot glue. I made them from number 1-31 so each day during calendar we use them for the number of the day that it is in the month. They are very easy to make and super cheap! Any body use anything else like this?

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Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weather for sensory kids during calendar time

Happy February and Supper Bowl Sunday Everyone!! 
I cant believe its already February, Where has the time gone? I am rooting for the 49'ers today because Crabtree is on that team and went to Texas Tech University were I did and is really good! Who are you rooting for? Any who I was asked in an email about some ideas for weather during calendar time for kids who it needs to be mostly sensory and now I am going to do a post about it. I have a couple of kiddos that use this and I think it works pretty well and I think they can really tell the difference. 

I use the spray bottle for when it is raining. I spray it into the air above the student and let the mist fall lightly on them. I would ask parents to make sure this is ok before doing just incase. The blue pad is a cold pad that I keep in the refrigerator, I use it to symbolize cold days and the white pad is a heating pad that I put in the microwave for 2 minuets and that symbolizes that its hot outside today. Anybody have any other ideas? Or anything else you use for weather like this that would be sensory let me know! Thanks for stopping by and PLEASE follow me!! Feel free to comment i love it! :)  
Have a great week next week!