Friday, February 28, 2014

Prepare for a Doctor Visit with a "Check up Checklist"

Here's a check up checklist with a list of things a child might see and experience during a doctor visit. It features the characters from the Disney Jr. TV Show, "Doc McStuffins."

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Classroom Daily Picture Schedule

From Teachers Pay Teachers:

I created these schedule cards to help my students organize their day. The cards can be printed, laminated, and backed with a magnet. It works best to put the events in order in a place in your classroom that is easily visible for all students. There is a question mark card included to alert students that something different is going to occur. This cards work great to help your children with autism plan out their day and know what to expect.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Teacher Organization Binder

From "Primarily Au-Some" at Teachers Pay Teachers:

This Teacher Binder Freebie comes with the following pages:

Cover Page
Lesson Plans
Class Lists
Common Core Math
Common Core ELA

& 2 editable pages to adapt to your needs!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Writing Journal Template and Journal Topic Ideas for Kids with Autism

From Teachers Pay Teachers:

This is a blank journal template that can be used for a daily or weekly journal page for kids in kindergarten, first grade, or kids with autism. The template has a space to write the date, write the topic, write sentences or words related to the topic, and a blank box to draw a picture related to the topic. I have included over 110 journal topic ideas as well since it can be hard to come up with topics on the fly!

A teacher can work with the class to come up with sentences about the topic and write the journal on the board. Then kids can copy the sentences onto the journal template and draw their own picture. This can also be used at a literacy center, or as part of a daily work routine for kids who can complete journals independently. To aid in more independent journal writing, for each topic, a picture can be posted and clue words can be given that need to be included in the journal. I have included 4 samples of this as well.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fraction Flower Craftivity

From Simply Skilled in Second at TeachersPayTeachers:

Get your students ready to APPLY their new knowledge of fractions by creating A Fraction Flower Word Problem Craftivity!

This mini-unit can be used as a culminating activity to your unit on fractions. This craftivity allows the students to apply what they have learned about fractions and word problems by creating a Fraction Flower word problem craft.

This mini-unit includes:

* Directions for use

* Full color photographs so you can see the final result.

* Blackline printable TRACERS that you can use to make Tracer Templates for your students. The students will use the tracers and cut out the flower shapes on construction paper to construct their fraction flower. They will need to create a Word Problem for the center of the flower using their knowledge of fractions.

* The Blacklines can also be colored using markers or crayons if you would like this to be a quicker craftivity instead of making the flowers out of construction paper.

When all of the Fraction Flowers are done, I put them on a bulletin board titled A Garden Full of Fraction Flowers. I allow the students to go into the hallway with their math log and answer all of their peers' fraction flower word problems and we then review them as a class.

 The bulletin board display looks beautiful when it is completed!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Printable Self-Regulation Meters

From Teachers Pay Teachers:

This Freebie includes printables that coincide with Kari Baron Dunn's "Incredible 5 Point Scale" strategy. I've included sample meters for voice volume, independent work speed, and anxiety. There are also color and black/white templates you can use to make your own meters.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

"NO" Symbols

This download includes 3 pages of symbols used to visually represent "no", "not available", "finished". They can be printed, cut-out and overlayed onto various other images.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion Prevention and Safety Brochure

Includes tips for parents, teachers, and students, as well as signs of abusive restraint, seclusion, or mistreatment that parents can look for in their children. From the National Autism Association.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Weighted Stuffed Animal" Sensory Strategy

This is a great idea if your child needs to have weight on his or her lap in order to stay sitting. It is also great for carrying around to help provide "heavy work." I have seen this done with all sorts of stuffed animals including teddy bears, large lizards and snakes.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Emotions Faces Cards

Basic PECS Faces

Eight different faces representing basic emotions. These faces are kept basic and exaggerate the emotions. They also come in 2" PECS size.

Male Detailed Faces

Seven different emotions created with more detailed male specific faces. They may be more useful for an older child or for progressing from basic faces.

Female Detailed Faces

Eight different emotions created with more detailed female specific faces. They may be more useful for an older child or for progressing from basic faces.
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Monday, February 3, 2014