This week we had Open Houses and our first day of school. All were a success!!! I am looking forward to a great year! The aid I have right now is fabulous and I am hoping she will be able to stay! Anyways, here are a few things we did this week.

1. Open House Set-Up
 2. We did fine motor tray exploration. The kids loved scooping and using the bubble tongs.

3. School flip it, match it, say it was a success!

4. The school sensory bin was fun for them too!

5.You can get a fun freebie if you like my facebook page.


Check out what others have been up to this week at Doodle Bugs Teaching!

Freebie Fridays

Have a great weekend!

Workbasket Wednesday at Autism Classroom News

Here are some simple work tasks we are going to be doing this month.

Here are some sorting tasks. I used mini play-doh containers to sort ocean pony beads.

This idea came from Adaptive Tasks. She used paper clothes,but I used Barbie clothes or you could use baby doll clothes.

This is from my Roasting Marshmallow activities.  The kids string a marshmallow together with a shoelace or string. 

This is a matching task using Memory cards glue into the tray.

This is using clear film canisters and straws. The students put the right color straws in the correct container. 

This is also used with film canisters (the teacher before me had LOTS of these in the arts and crafts closet!). I put tape on top of the containers and how many pom-poms they are suppose to place in there. They can use tweezers to make this more challenging. 

I also have two mega block visuals that will be a work task for the kids to teach them how to use the mega blocks. 

You can get these mega block visuals here.

If you have some work tasks make sure to link up with Chris at Autism Classroom News!

I have had a few questions about the monthly homework calendar we are sending home. Many of our students have similar IEP goals. They always have two fine motor goals and two language/ reading goals. So when we came up with the monthly calendar that was the most  important factor...meeting the IEP goals. The next thing we took into consideration was the report card. A lot of our students need lots of practice in all areas and I think it is sometimes overwhelming for our parents so this breaks the report card down to skills that they are expected to do from basic and will get increasingly more challenging from month to month. We also wanted to make this easy for parents to do. So they are expected to just practice one skill for about 5 minutes a day.

You can get Sept-Nov HW Calendar here.

Any other questions feel free to ask. :)

It's September and fall is around the corner. So time for Farley's Currently!

This weekend we headed down to Ohio and went to Toledo Zoo and Tony Packo's for lunch. Then, yesterday we had a couple of friend's over. Today is a chill day and grocery shopping. It was good to have this last weekend before fall starts.

I am getting a new aid temporarily and I am hoping she fits in well and can handle my little ones. I also keep thinking about how I will get my two kids out the door by 7am everyday. Some days we are slow to get ready...we shall see.

Another fear of mine is the transition back to daycare for Ethan and starting daycare for Madi. Madi doesn't like new places and people a lot so this should be interesting!

Lastly, I would love to go to Hawaii.
I'd also love to take an Alaskan cruise and go back out West (Wyoming, Colorado). I have been before and I just love all the National Parks out there!

Make sure to link up with Farley and Happy September!

I am trying to finish up some of the activities that have been sitting on my desktop for awhile. Here are two monster freebies that I just finished.

Hide the Monster File Folder Game here.  This game works on matching colors and writing the color words.

The Monsters Same vs. Different cards here. This one works on the concept of same vs. different.

Happy Sunday!

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