Monday, August 31, 2015

Successfully Prep student IEPs

Hey teacher friends!! I hope everyone is having a smooth start to the 2015-2016 school year! I am starting my second week and so far the honeymoon has been good! Let's hope it stays as smooth as it is and I can continue to blog and make TpT products!! **fingers & toes crossed**  I will be sharing the forms I use to keep track of paperwork needed for an A.R.D. (Annual, Review, Dismissal).  I'm in Texas so this is equivalent to your I.E.P. (Individualized Education Plan).

Page 1
On page 1 in the first chart I document who will be attending the meeting.  In the second chart I document the number of notices sent home, method of delivery, language sent and who I sent it to. Each time I send out paperwork I document the date it was sent out and the deadline I gave the parents to return the paperwork.  If I don't receive the paperwork by the deadline date, I send out another copy.

Page 2
Page 2 is specifically for FIE (Full Individual Evaluation) / REEDs (Review of Existing Evaluation Data).  This occurs for each student every 3 years. Our district has a certain set of paperwork that is needed to complete the re-evaluation so I listed them in the chart on the 2nd page.  For your district, you can add in the pages and details as well. 

Page 3 & 4 
Pages 3 & 4 or specifically for me.  I use it the day of and during the meeting.  You may delete, modify and add any info that is relevant to you and your district.  Page 4 has __ / __ in front of each point of discussion during the ARD.  My district uses Esped so I list the screen number in the first line (e.g. 34 / __).  Then I list the page number from the draft (printed copy) if applicable. (e.g. __ / 30).  The box in the top right Screens to remember: Is my 'cheat' for the screens I need to access quickly and frequently and because I get nervous during meetings I can't remember. Therefore I write them down. 

Page 5

Page 5 is an overview timeline for each ARD.  I cut out one and attach to the prep paper work (pages 1-4). On the lines I list the dates that each listed item must be completed by.  This is also editable to match your district/state requirements and timelines.

You can download these forms in an editable word document form to fit the needs of your students and district. **Please note-the spacing might be off slightly depending on your version of Microsoft Word or operating system. You should be able to delete or enter lines to fix the spacing issues.**

Sunday, August 9, 2015

BTS Class List Tip & Blog Hop

Greetings Back to School Blog Hoppers! 

Who's back at school already? Who's still enjoying their summer? Tell me in the poll below!!!! 

I am not at work yet, although I am prepping (seems like I am always prepping) to go back on the 17th of August.  I am linking up today in a blog hop of BTS AWESOMENESS with The Owl Teacher. I hope you are finding all of the bloggers useful & informative. There is so much good info out there so we can easily collaborate! I LOVE it!! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Easy Parent Communication

Hey fellow educators!! Today I'm going to take you behind the scenes to my parent communication system. I'll be showing you 4 different ways you can easily manage parent communication.

  1. Teacher Business Card
  2. Parent - Teacher Communication Folder 
  3. Monthly Newsletters & Holiday Announcements 
  4. Communication Documentation 
I have received a wealth of information from one of my colleges who not only has been teaching for almost a decade, but also has a son who is on the spectrum. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Currently: August 2015

I'm Currently...
Listening to the sound of a sander and saw cutting up wood. 
I'm loving that I'm done moving...hopefully for a long time. 
I really need to get my to-do list smaller. 
I want summer to be longer. Seriously-two weeks left! :o
I need to go pop my feet up and watch some Netflix! 
I'm making some tumblers for my assistants as well as welcome back handmade cards with some delicious goodies.