Holiday Books for Language Enhancement and Emergent Reading

Each year, my collection of fall and Halloween books grows.  That’s because they are so good for teaching so many skills.  They are novel and relevant and therefore motivating.  These are not specialty books, mind you.  They are books gotten at regular stores.  I prefer board books because of their durability. Here are a few… Continue reading Holiday Books for Language Enhancement and Emergent Reading

Flexible Brains

We had fun in social skills group yesterday, and I think that you could do a similar activity at your house. I introduced the concept of a “flexible brain”.  A flexible brain is one that can accept change and can consider alternative possibilities and solutions.  The opposite of a flexible brain is a (using the… Continue reading Flexible Brains

Fall Fun

Autumn is probably my favorite season for teaching thematically.  I  tend to do two week units, and in the fall my units are vocabulary based with activities that are themed around fall words.  Starting in September, I begin a series of units on buses, apples, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, Halloween (costumes, monsters, jack-o-lanterns, spiders) and turkeys.  Most,… Continue reading Fall Fun