Thursday, October 31, 2013

Classroom Voice Level Charts

From Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits:

Black and white posters to help you teach your class about voice levels throughout the school day. {color code by running on colored paper}

Keep your school consistent by using the same colors throughout.

Large size for classroom and posting around the school common areas.

Small size for teacher key ring and teachers that travel to different rooms, but want to keep consistent with each group of students throughout the day!

Monday, October 28, 2013

"This Was My Day" Interactive Home/School Communication Book

From Teachers Pay Teachers:

An  interactive home/school communication book designed to be filled out by students. Provides visual cues for students to share their classroom experiences with their parents.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Enter to Win a $50 Visa Card from "Rethink Autism"

Have a Picture that Screeeeams Halloween? 
You could win a Spoooktacular Prize!
Send us pictures of your Halloween costumes, jack-o-lanterns, art projects, drawings, cookies or cakes, decorations, haunted houses or your granny in the morning, and you could win a Spooktacular Treat!
How to Participate:
1.) Send your pictures to 
2.) Watch for your pictures to be added to our Facebook contest album
3.) Share your pictures with your friends so they can vote for you!
The picture with the most 'Likes' by Sunday, November 3, wins a VISA Giftcard for $50!
Teachers!  We'd love to see pictures of your classroom, projects and costumes too!

The school or classroom entry with the most 'Likes'  also wins a VISA Giftcard for $50!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Preparing Children for Trick or Treating: A Tipsheet from Sandbox Learning

Dressing up to go trick or treating is very exciting for children and it creates lasting memories for both children and parents. Help children prepare for trick or treating with these five strategies.

1. Select a Costume – Help children select a costume that fits properly and is safe. Children may be uncomfortable with anything on their face especially make up. Some children may not like masks because of sensory issues or limited vision. Keep these factors in mind when selecting an outfit. For children who have difficulties with masks, holding a mask rather than wearing it or not using one at all may make the evening more enjoyable.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Fall into Order!", Differentiated Center on ABC Order

"Fall Into Order"- A fall themed, differentiated center/game that focuses on putting words into ABC order. This game is great for 1st and 2nd graders of differing abilities. It is also appropriate for a school or homeschooled setting, as well as, for special education instruction. In one center, students are able to physically manipulate the words to help make the activity more concrete.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Lost Acorns (An Action Song and Counting Game for Fall)

This is song about a squirrel who can't remember where he hid his acorns, and needs the children's help to find them.

Hide the "acorns" around the room or outdoors; children sing the song, find the acorns, and create a set with them on an included mat. Counting, creating sets and number stories.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Color Words Unit from Miss Kindergarten

Color Word Writing Practice for kids! This complete bundle by Miss Kindergarten includes tons of fun writing activities for students to practice their colors while improving their handwriting and spelling. Filled with flash cards, writing practice, and practice pages, this colorful 30 page bundle makes a perfect addition to any classroom.

Who is it for?
•Kids in grades K-1
•Teachers and homeschoolers looking for a multi-purpose color unit

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Visual Schedules for Tasks App

From AbleLink Technologies: "Visual Impact provides easy step-by-step multimedia instructions for use by anyone needing a simple support to perform daily tasks of all kinds. Make a grilled cheese sandwich by yourself, learn important personal skills for applying for a job, or how to take your own blood pressure at home! The online library of Visual Impact task instructions will continue to grow to provide an ever increasing world of possibilities for self-directed learning."