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Pinterest Find :: Free Movie Clips

Clapper Board

Ever been in that moment when you’ve got a super visually-oriented or antsy group? (I know….NEVER, right?) I don’t know about you, but I just don’t have the time or memory to scale youtube or my own personal movie stash looking for a clip to demonstrate what I’m teaching.

Which is why I was very excited when I came across this movie clips website recently on Pinterest! You can sort by traditional movie topics such as editor, genre, actor, or my personal favorite….THEME!

From there, they have topics such as:

– Character
– Aggression
– Grief
– Betrayal
– Compromise
– Distrust
– Equality
– Listening

and TONS more.

Now, I do have a disclaimer: not all clips are appropriate for all ages (obviously – this is Hollywood, people!), so make sure to preview anything you play for your students and/or obtain appropriate parent permission if necessary.

I’ve already used tons of clips and my students have loved them!

Hopefully this will help put a little spark in your lessons πŸ™‚


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Pinterest Find :: Silly Sludge

Pinterest Find: Silly Sludge

Holy cow…I found this recipe on Pinterest today and COULDN’T resist posting it. If I had everything in my house I needed, I’d be making it right now….yes…on a Sunday night! I’m pretty sure my mom used to make this with me as a child. If I remember correctly, it can kinda smell a bit strange (I mean, it’s basically glue!), so maybe add a drop of an essential oil or vanilla extract or something and see if it smells better?

This is going to be awesome for my kids that use putty to calm down or for some of my kiddos with sensory needs. A tiny silly putty egg just is NOT enough for them!

Recipe Update: it calls for 1/4 cup of water several times. I’ve used about a 3/4 full 1/4 cup measure and that worked much better!

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New Product :: 180 Social Skills Cards: The Ultimate Pack

Ultimate Social Skills Card Pack

This is a follow-up post to the freebie Feelings Cards I just posted recently! I created this social skills curriculum after realizing that many of the best curricula out there just break down complex social skills into small steps for students and cost upwards of $50! This download includes all 180 cue cards (with decorative card backs) for 30 different social skills from the following card packs, for much less!

Self Esteem Cover Problem Solving Cover School Success Cover

Communication Cover Feelings Cover Friendship Cover

Each skill is broken down into the mental and physical skills needed to carry out the task successfully, so that they can be taught individually. Cards include visuals for students that cannot read. A few cards are left blank to be customized if needed.

Skills Include:
– Tattling and Reporting
– Dealing with Anger
– Identifying Emotions
– Apologizing
– Setting a Goal
– Dealing with Peer Pressure
– Following Directions
– Choosing Friends
– Starting a Conversation

and 21 more!

As a special thank you to all of you followers, get it here free for the next week! After that, it’ll be available on my TpT store πŸ™‚