Monday, October 26, 2015

WeTeachSped Tricks & Treats Blog Hop




Thanks for hopping to my blog! I hope you are enjoying our Sped. Tricks & Treats! Keep reading to get a trick, a treat, and the link to the next blogger on the hop! 



USE PARTICIPATION STICKERS AND BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM TO MOTIVATE STUDENTS TO TRANSITION TO THEIR DESK! 


Most of my students have the ability to transition within our daily schedule with a timer and verbal prompt. I have a couple who use tactile schedules and two that still need a visual and to 'check their schedule.'  There are some days where my students are finishing their choice time and I just can't get them to transition (especially to group work), so I had to include something FUN.  I needed it to be related to transitioning to their desk, disguised as a transition cue and a reinforcement for them to come to their desk.  Therefore the participation stickers were created!! 

I place a sticker on each child's desk.  While they clean up and check their schedules they get really excited to rush to their desk and place their sticker on their strip! 

Read more about Behavioral Momentum

If a student is struggling with cleaning up or even checking his schedule I will use behavioral momentum to get them going and incorporate more stickers for every part of the task they complete. 

When they fill up a strip, they get money which allows them to purchase something from our class treasure box. 
Class Dojo Sticker Freebie! 

 Grab freebie here!
Grab freebie here!

I have added Class Dojo monsters to my participation sticker set!  You can easily calculate their sticker total on their desk and transfer it into the class dojo system.  Again, I use it for students to earn money for reinforcements. 

If you want my entire sticker system...you can purchase it below and 1/2 off! 

Sticker Participation system! 


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Hop on over to Caitlin's blog at Learning Ahoy!! for more Tricks & Treats! 

Caitlin's blog at Learning Ahoy!! 



Monday, October 12, 2015

10/15 Meal Prep Monday



Hey fellow teachers!! I'm excited to start this monthly link-up. I know I get bored of the same foods week after week.  Some weekends I don't have a lot of time to prep or search Pinterest for unique lunch ideas and other times I can't make it to the store to restock...therefore I get stuck with the same ole' boring lunch or frozen meal.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Organizing Sped Visuals



Hey readers! I'm glad to be sharing how I store the visuals in my classroom.  I store schedule icons, communication icons, and any 'extra' visuals I would need during the day in 2 easy locations. I would love to have splurged on a Success box, but just couldn't bring myself to spending $35 since I knew I could figure out a way to make something similar for less! 

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Check out how I created my own DIY 'Success box.'