Sunday, February 12, 2012

Be A Good Sport

Be A Good Sport Playground Visual

A reminder for children about how to be a good playground citizen.

Teach Me To Talk, Help Me Learn

Teach Me to Talk, Help Me Learn was written to try and understand some of the frustration my students experience when they have difficulty talking. Thinking specifically of two children in particular, one with apraxia and one with autism, I tried to capture what I thought was the most important thing adults could do to help their process of learning to communicate.

I was fortunate enough to have this published on the Apraxia-Kids website. You can access the article from that website here.

Boardmaker Activities – Hearts Galore Book | Boardmaker Share

Boardmaker Activities – Hearts Galore Book Boardmaker Share

Boardmaker Share Activity - Black and White Book to practice using the preposition "on". Students can draw in their own hearts, use stickers, or stamp hearts onto the objects.
Can be downloaded from the Boardmaker Share website.

There is a pdf version of the book that is available here.

Boardmaker Share Name: dwilly333

Move the Hearts - Boardmaker Share Interactive Content

Boardmaker Share Activity - Interactive Content

Move the hearts onto the object after reading the picture sentence. Must have Boardmaker Studio or Player to use the activity.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Hat

The Hat by Jan Brett is the story of a young girl, Lisa, who gets out her winter woolens and takes them to the clothesline to air out. One of her stockings blows off the line, and is investigated by the curious Hedgie. It gets stuck on his prickles, and he pretends it is a magnificent hat. The other animals are inspired by Hedgie's hat, and each becomes the owner of a new hat, in the form of Lisa's winter clothing. Lisa must chase the animals to get her clothes back, while Hedgie finally makes it back to his den.

Making Learning Fun has an emergent reader that can be found here.
 Other activities for The Hat are available at the Making Learning Fun website.
Jan Brett has downloads available here.


"The Mitten" Game

This is a lotto type game that can be played by picking up cards and trying to match all the pictures on the mitten.

The mitten design and the animal illustrations can be found at the Jan Brett Website.

This website has a sing-a-long called the Mitten in the Snow. It can be found at Mrs. Jones Room, and the kids really love it!

You can also access a simple book to go along with the song at Marcias Lesson Links.