I just finished with the December newsletter and put it on Teachers pay Teachers!! There are 13 different styles for you, so you can pick the one you love the best!!! Here is the link to the newsletter!! Please leave some awesome feedback for me.
Taking the day off to go to the dentist. Not my favorite place at all!!! Hoping for a quick painless visit!!! The waiting is the worst haha!! Just sitting here waiting for someone to dig around on your mouth and point out what you need done :). Smiles - I hope everyone is having an awesome day! It's beautiful outside, but it's calling for rain by the end if the week.
I'm made a packet about standing up against bullying in school. This is a product that I just loved making. I just updated it and I'm hoping everyone loves it!! There is a lot of posters and worksheets for your students to use to learn about bullying and why people do it. And how to stand up and who to go to when you are being bullied.
Having a relaxing Sunday with my family. Husband and son are busy watching tv. I'm sewing Adam a couple pairs of pants for school. I didn't know how to see until Adam needed me too! He has such a sensitive problem with clothes. I'm hoping he outgrows it or is able to wear jeans in a few years. I can only make one style now an they remind me of my grandpa and his favorite pants haha! They are comforable and easy to wear, but not in style at all. But they are fine for second grade. I might just take a class!!!
I'm also putting items in my wishlist for TpT!! Loving all the stores having sales this weekend!!!
I just finished my All about emotions unit!!! This is one of my favorite units I have made so far. This is so helpful with children who have special needs. It is a great learning tool to teach about feelings.
So excited to see the mailman today!!!! Adam will only wear crocs and the bottoms are always slippery. But I found these sweet crocs on amazon!!! The bottoms are just like tennis shoes. They are much better for gym, I am on cloud nine!!!
I have been reading some blogs about autism today. All of the blogs were interesting and informative with good ideas. But my biggest pet peeve is someone saying "the autistic kid" - come on, are you seriously going to use that label???? I have a child with autism and he is just that - a child with autism. Not the autistic child.
For those of you reading this and not understanding what the differences is - here are a couple examples:
1. the diabetes kid or a child with diabetes
2. the cancer kid or a child with cancer
3. the heart problem kid or a child with a heart problem
Now do you see what I am trying to say?
The health, mental, social, physical challenges/problems with children should not be the definition of a child. When I think of Adam - there are hundreds of characteristics that come to mind before autism. And I hope all of the people in his life feel the same way about him.
Well this ends my little soap box rant. I'm off to put Legos together with ADAM.
I've been very busy this week getting ready for school to start!! I have my clock area set up laminated, so we can write on it. The sight words are very easy to change the laminating sheets for new words and I love the crayon!!! I'm using a picture frame with a write on sheet in it, so I can write the homework and erase it daily.
I will be working on the spelling words area and storytown next!!! I love having everything where we can easily see it and know what is going on throughout the week.
I just finished making this poster for our family rules. I put it in the kitchen, so it will be seen the most. It was there or the bathroom haha! Adam has finally started repeating swear words!! Grrrr his teachers are not going to like this, especially since the worst one is his favorite. We have been hanging with a lot of people who swear, he's heard it on the computer and TV and from family. I'm hoping we can cut down the rude words before August 28th when school starts!!! fingers crossed.
If you have read my blog you know my little boy has autism. He has a sensitivity issue with the feel of clothing. I have to make his pants for him and use a very soft material. Since he has grown 3 inches over the summer, I have to make all new pants before the school year begins. I wasn't the best seamstress before having my son, and it still isn't one of my favorite activities. But I have figure out the best material and how to make them look nice on him, so he isn't getting made fun of at school.
He will be in second grade and during the time at school the last two year, kids say the cruelest things and the name calling is very hurtful. Adam hates school and cries every morning. He is very smart and gets good grades, but doesn't understand the grading system. Getting an A is the same as a F in for him, it's just a letter. Thankfully he never gets Fs.
I'm stressing more this school year then the last two, I'm hoping for a teacher who knows about autism. Last year the teacher isn't understand it and didn't want to. He wouldn't talk with any of the children with autism. Thank goodness they all have an AS room too!!
Every year he goes to school and then he comes home and I homeschool him the things they say he cannot or wouldn't learn there. I do not want him behind or failing. I have set up an area and have been getting everything ready for him and making and laminating tons of things. He is a hands on learner and needs the extra stuff to help him understand.
I've been making freebies to put on Teachers pay teachers the last two weeks. With school starting soon I haven't got to far, but I'm trying to get all my posters made. As I make them I will be sharing them with you. I totally love Dr. Seuss and I love this poster!!! My son loves all of the books too. On his seventh birthday we through him a huge Dr. Seuss party, so I have tons of wall items. I will be using them this year and I am sure they will be a huge hit!!
I have been so busy getting ready for the school year to begin, I have had time to think! I'm in the middle of making monthly calendars. I want them all to have different themes, September I'm doing The three little pigs. It is coming out so cute and I'm adding activities and games to go along with the themes. There is so much fun things to add with them. It's going to be a fun year!!!
Here is the information:
Hey everyone! Welcome to the Second Grade Facebook Hop!!
Here is how this works:
1. Click on a blog button below to go to their Facebook page.
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