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Topic - Stranded on an Island-What three things would you have to have with you?

1. Pictures of Ethan or him...Am I allowed to bring a person?

2. iPhone

I have become quite dependent on my phone. Hopefully I would have some cell service to get a hold of someone to come pick me up. :)

3. a hair tie

I always start the day out with my hair down, but by the end it is always up in a ponytail or in a messy bun.

What would you bring with you?! Happy Sunday! I am heading back into work after being off for a week and the anxiety of going back is already beginning. I hate having to go back. You never know how the kids will be after a week off and the routine being different. Also, there have been some other changes occuring that are making me somewhat apprehensive. Well, for now I just need to enjoy the rest of my day off and I hope everyone else has a great day!


Five things fun from this week (mostly non-school related). Since this week was Spring break these are some of the highlights. We stayed home, but stayed busy!

1. Opening Day at Comerica was today and they won against the Yankees! Go Tigers!

2. Ethan, my sister, my dad, and I enjoyed a fun day in Detroit. We went to the Historical Detroit museum, American Coney Island (I love Coney dogs! and Ethan loved his hotdog!), went on the river walk, hunted for life size bobbleheads, and checked out Comerica Park.

3. We went to the Detroit Zoo.
4. We also were able to go to some parks on the days the weather was decent.

5. School related. Last week, we finished up our Eric Carle caterpillars.

Teaching Blog Addict - Ultimate Freebie

You can get the next freebie here /Hungry-Caterpillar-Roll-Say-Picture-Id-Freebie or

Last week I did this with my kids and they loved it. I only put some of the socks out at a time and then the students take turns finding the upper and lower case letters that match. Then, using a clothespin they connect the socks together. The kids really enjoyed it. Enjoy your Wednesday!

Since today is World Autism Awareness Day I just wanted to share a few changes I have made to accomodate my students with Autism. Honestly these changes were made specifically for them, but have helped all the other students too!

These pictures are from my portfolio and give a quick overview of some of the changes.

I would triple bag the baggies. Mykids broke threw two bags.

The visual schedule has made a huge difference and all of the kids like it because they know what to anticipate and know what is done. For my student that is emotionally impaired it helps him to know he doesn't have that much left depending on what he is working for.

These fine motor activities are also great for your early finishers. My kids always choose to do them.

Something new I plan on trying when we return from spring break is during our singing of Dr. Jean's Numeral Song (sung daily) is giving each child a baggie with all the numbers in to trace while we sing the song. My one student with Autism loves tracing the big numbers I have to show them how to do it. I think all the kids will enjoy tracing them rather than drawing them in the air or on the carpet. I will try to take a picture of my cards at school when I return on Monday.

If you are on break I hope you are having a relaxing time and if not I hope you're having a great Tuesday!

Make sure to link up at Oh Boy 4th Grade.

Listening to the news...not too exciting and it is making me depressed as I hear there are suppose to be snow flurries today :(
Loving- that I'm on Spring break and get to spend time with Ethan and catching up with some friends.
Thinking about how I need to get to the gym after eating lots of Reese eggs!
Wanting some more sleep. Since I've been on break Ethan has gotten up earlier than he does when I'm in work.
Needing to go through clothes, Ethan's toys, and just general cleaning that I have been putting off. I need to go through some files on the computer and clean out and update stuff.
Advice is to not stress over the small things, which I have a very hard time not doing. I have gotten A LOT better, but sometimes there are things you can't control and you have to let go of it so you can be happier.
 Now for some freebies. These are a hodge podge of things. The book I did with my morning class last week when we were talking about spring. The other two I will be using when I return next week.

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