Each year, I address the needs of some of the students on my caseload through a check-in, check-out program. I’ll probably write more about it another time, but the jist is that my students have a behavior chart that their … Continue reading →
Last week, I talked about several myths surrounding self-injury. This week, I want to follow that up with some information about some of the warning signs of self-injury, as well as what you can help students who self-injure. Warning Signs of Possible … Continue reading →
Today is Self-Injury Awareness Day. Many people choose to wear an orange ribbon, write “Love” on their arms, or draw a butterfly on their wrist. The ultimate goal of the day, however, is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding … Continue reading →
Good news! If you weren’t able to get in on the TpT sale fun yesterday, TpT decided to extend their sitewide sale another day!! So, if you use the code: HEROES at checkout, you can get an additional 10% off … Continue reading →
Did he seriously just say that? How often has one of our students with Autism, ADHD, or other difficulties said something completely inappropriate to a peer or adult, but not even realize that what they said was inappropriate!? This activity … Continue reading →
Ever have a teacher that just made everything click for you? Or worked with someone who gave and gave and gave of themselves and their own money in order to help others? Yeah…me too! Well, at TpT, the hard work and … Continue reading →
Has anyone else felt like the last few weeks have been a constant “full moon?” I have no idea WHAT’S been going on, but between the constant fire-fighting I’ve been doing, I feel like I haven’t had time to plan … Continue reading →
If you’ve been following along, you know that I love “Scoot Games” and I’ve talked about Bullying Scoot and Friendship Scoot in the past. Unfortunately, there’s a million and one ELA and Math Scoots, but virtually NO special ed/counseling Scoots. Go … Continue reading →
If you’ve been around here for awhile, you may know that I really really dislike behavior clip charts. I know I know…please don’t hurt me! Yes, they’re super easy for teachers, but I honestly cannot tell you how many times … Continue reading →
Looking for a way to help your students stay organized? Then check out my newly-added Student Planner Pages! This download contains a weekly and a daily assignment sheet and each page can be printed and copied for your students, or filled … Continue reading →
I realized today that I’ve never written about my Snowman Coping Skill Activity. I can’t believe I never did this because it’s one of my personal favorites and one that is a go-to activity for many of my social skills … Continue reading →
Let’s face it. Mondays are probably most people’s least favorite day of the week. I’ve never really LOVED Mondays even before I had a “real job,” but after working in schools, I can safely say that Mondays can feel like the.absolute.worst. … Continue reading →
You may already know that I love “Scoot Games.”Unfortunately, there’s a million and one ELA and Math Scoots, but virtually NO special ed/counseling Scoots. Go figure, right? Well, I’m going to try to fix that! Our kids deserve to have fun too!!
Here are the rules:
Place one task card on each student desk or around the room in numerical order. It makes it easier for students is cards are put in order. Then, give each student a recording sheet and a pencil.
Next, each student completes the card on their desk and writes their answer in the number on their recording sheet that corresponds to the number on the task card.
After about a minute, the teacher says “Scoot” (or uses another signal) and the students quickly stand up, leave the card at their desk, take their recording sheet with them, and scoot over to the next seat with the next number and get started on the question right away.
I’m planning to make a bunch more social-emotional type scoot games as time goes on, but for now, check out my Friendship Game. I also have a Bullying Game too! It contains 35 different friendship task cards, which can be used as a way to review concepts in a fun, interactive way with kids in grades 2-6. Question formats include several types such as True/False, Multiple Choice, Fill-In-The-Blank, and Very Short-Answer.
Cards are presented in PDF format and are completely editable in Adobe Reader, so the wording and questions can be adjust to your student’s needs and ability levels! Scoot recording sheets are provided for several different class sizes (8, 12, 20, 30, and 35), so it can be played in a small group or full class!
I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that you’ve either already had, or will be having at some point this year, a meeting that you are NOT looking forward to. Whether it’s an IEP meeting, … Continue reading →
I found this awesome quote on Pinterest the other day. Unfortunately, it didn’t list the author and I couldn’t find an author after googling it either. If anyone knows who said it, please let me know! *Update* Thanks to a reader, we now know the author!
It’s a great reminder for me as the school year starts.
“Kids who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving of ways.” – Russell A. Barkley