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Here is what we were up to this week...


For the Halloween party this year we played with play-doh, made popcorn and filled a witch hand with it (and ate some too) and made small pumpkin bottles (we filled the 'pumpkins' with orange paper that we tore and then scrunched).

We tore and scrunched paper to fill the jack o lantern bag. Great for fine motor!


We read 10 Timid Ghosts and retold the story on the felt board. 


We tore paper and scrunched it into the bottles to make pumpkins. 


Our librarian has the kids decorate pumpkins in story book characters. This Pete the Cat was adorable! 


Have a Happy Halloween and relaxing weekend! 



I have a few students that whenever we go out to the playground they just chase the other students or run around the playground. I get concerned about them running into the other kiddos because they are not aware of where they are going or hurting themselves because they have ran into the bench or playground equipment. So this past year we started using playground visual schedule. We took real pictures of the playground items for the students to use and gave each item a name (narrow slide, double slide, wide slide, steps on pole, etc.). You can either put the items on the strip for the child to complete or you can have the student put them up in the order they would like (we worked towards this). For some of the items we also added how many times you do it (spin the steering wheel 20x's). For my little ones that are on sensory overload outside this has helped A LOT! They are now playing on the playground and are interacting more with the students. They are also learning how to wait their turn and to be aware of the others around them (they have to wait to go down the slide because another friend is going down).





Here is a trick for those children that need some external motivation to behave...




This is a great management tool for those little ones that need some external motivation.


You choose a toy that the child is willing to work for and put the picture of what task they need to complete on the top of the box. If the task gets completed they get to keep the toy for a short time. As the child continues to get the item more frequently you include more activities they need to complete. 



You can find a fun Halloween Freebie below by clicking on the button!















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