Friday, November 18, 2016

Five for Friday

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I'm SUPER excited to get back to blogging.  I have to admit something.  I'm a HORRIBLE blogger!  I don't know how people find the time, seriously!

First, I would like to ask y'all a favor.  Please "Follow" my blog so I don't feel like I'm typing to myself :)  I'm going to be setting up a regular blogging schedule that I can maintain.  My goal is to search out the best freebies and tips and bring them directly to you!

I currently case manage 20 students.  Of those 20, I am the learning support teacher for 17.  I don't know about you, but the general education teachers are constantly coming to me with "problem behaviors."  While I get where they're coming from, they often haven't tried any interventions. THIS is what frustrates me.  I am no magician.  I believe that identifying the cause of the behavior is crucial in figuring out the solution.  I found a really good FREE resource by Autism Classroom for targeting some problem behaviors.  I give these checklists to the teacher so they can pinpoint what might be causing the problem. Then we work together to come up with some strategies.  It has definitely been a HUGE go-to resource for me.  You can download it for free HERE or by clicking on the picture.

Another great blog I found is The Starr Spangled Planner.  She has a great post about resources to utilize in your special education classroom.

This post has some great ideas for fidgety kids, kids with sensory needs, and more.   

At the beginning of the school year, I applied for a grant through my school district so I could set up a Flexible Learning Environment.  I just received notice about a week ago that I was approved!!!!  I will be doing a whole blog post about that in the next week or so when all of my materials arrive.  SUPER excited!!!!

It's FRIDAY and yes, this is how I feel!  I survived.  I am a survivor!!!!

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  1. I can't wait to hear more about your Flexible Learning Environment!!

  2. Thanks Maria! I'm going to do a full blog post on that soon!