Personal space is a struggle for 2 of my kiddos this year. I decided it was time for cart squares! I had a giant rug at my old school with a square for every student. My cottage doesn't have the space for such a thing, so I decided individual carpet squares would be a great idea to space my kids out and rearrange them based on which activity I'm doing and how many of my kids are participating. I tell this great idea to my friend the speech teacher who shares my cottage (she's upstairs). Turns out her husband found a bunch downstairs at his building this week and was complaining he had no idea what to do with them! She called him right away so he could bring them home from work and she brought them to school. I'll add the pics of them to this post when I get to school :)
Last but far from least... my newest edition to the social skills reading curriculum! The book for this one is Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow. This is about a very wiggly bunny who gets in trouble every time he doesn't listen. Great illustrations and a great lesson to learn! I have a few wigglebottoms in my class who will benefit from this! I developed this for kids who can read the book independently, but there are also 2 pages for a drawing responses. These meet common core standards for literacy.
- Sequencing story events
- Identify cause and effect relationships using a matching activity
- Draw what it looks likes to listen/not listen, then draw what happens based on your choice