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Teach Life Skills: Independent Living Skills Worksheets

The topics of the workbooks in this series were specifically chosen to support students who are transitioning into independent living. These workbooks aim to introduce students to concrete concepts such as community outings, cooking meals, doing chores, jobs for teens, and travel. The workbooks also cover content that is more abstract such as

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Community Based Instruction Ideas - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Here is a link to FREE vocational problem solving scenarios. 3. Use a Community Outing Rubric. Of all the community based instruction ideas, this one has had the most impact on my students. Community based social skills are especially hard to learn because there are …

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Teach Functional Life Skills in Special Education ...

(52 years ago) Resources for Independent Living Skills. I created a Household Chores Unit to support my students in the process of learning those necessary independent living skills. Specifically, it provides read alouds, classroom discussion questions, writing prompts, math reasoning, sequencing, work work at several ability levels, student flash cards and a ...

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Other words for Addition: Teach your students to Solve ...

(52 years ago) Students use their cards to find out what the operation is in any word problem. I start by giving my students a quick cheat sheet. Depending on their ability students write or cut out and glue their clues onto the inside of the card. Then, students fold their cards in half and decorate the outside. Students can use these cards to learn to look ...

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Special Education Classroom Supply List: 10 Must Have …

(52 years ago) Sep 12, 2018 · File folders, attaching visual cues to walls, labeling bins, personalizing spaces for students, and rotating visual schedules are all made easier with Velcro. Personal Laminator & Laminator Pouches : Setting up your classroom for the first time is a huge undertaking. You will buy, print, and make SO MANY things.

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One to One Correspondence - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) One to One Correspondence. One to one correspondence is a valuable skill in the world of math. It is the foundation for counting, addition, subtraction and pretty much all number sense skills. Without mastery of one to one correspondence, students cannot achieve higher level math tasks such as …

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Tools & Resources for Teaching Special Education & Social ...

(52 years ago) Tools, tips and resources for teaching special education & social skills, classroom management. Tales of life skills classes and managing IEPs here!

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The Blog - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Paraprofessionals are the unsung heroes. Of all the jobs in Special Education, Paraprofessionals get my vote for having the greatest ability to impact the daily lives of students.Paraprofessionals are sometimes called Paraeducators, Education Assistants, Special Education Instructional Assistants, or Teacher Aides.

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Check In Check Out System for Elementary Classrooms

(52 years ago) Check In and Out with your Students Everyday. As our school moves towards an RTI model we are being encouraged to use a daily check in check out system. We meet with our own students and even make connections with students who may not be in our classes. When I heard this plan I …

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Free Downloadable Morning Routine for School Checklist

(52 years ago) Download a morning routine for school checklist for free. Support your students in having their best morning by using a simple chart.

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Check In Check Out Intervention - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Check In Check Out Intervention. The check in check out intervention has been the backbone of my teaching career. I think every classroom would benefit from a check in system! The goal is to build relationships with students that you can leverage to help students develop an interest in education. Building these relationships is my teaching ...

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Measurable Goals for Reading ... - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Goals for Reading Comprehension. ONE: Given a written passage at a X grade level and written comprehension questions beginning with who, what, when, or where, student will read the passage and questions silently and verbally respond to the comprehension questions with 80% accuracy in 4 of 5 trials as measured by teacher collected data.

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Teaching Students to Write Everyday in my Classroom

(52 years ago) So, I developed a write every day workbook series.These workbooks are aligned to calendar events for each month. Everyday the student is asked to complete a one specific task varying between, editing, rewriting, making a personal connection, sentence writing, problem solving, drawing and describing.

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Classroom Management Tools: Think Sheets for Social and ...

(52 years ago) First, when the student enters my room needing a break, I point to the behavior think sheets. They are stored in large envelopes which are attached at student height on the wall. The envelopes are located in a tiny corner in the back of my room. Then, The student self selects a version form depending on their age and reading ability.

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Resources for Teaching Special Education, Social Skills ...

(52 years ago) My TpT store has given me an invitation into other teachers classrooms, a humbling and exciting opportunity but completely one sided. I have created this blog to share my resources, give insight into how I use them and to connect with you my fellow special education teaching, relationship building, IEP writing, TpTing, Ed Tech loving paper people.

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What is community based instruction? - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) What is community based instruction? Good news, it is exactly as it sounds. Allowing your students to learn and practice the skills they will need to navigate their lives and communities independently. Basically, it is real life skills taught in a tangible way: crossing the street, navigating a bus system, working at a coffee shop, going to the ...

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Check In Check Out Systems and your Classroom Culture

(52 years ago) Check In Check Out. A check in check out PBIS system in your classroom can be an absolute game changer! In my classroom students cling to their behavior intervention charts with thoughtful pride. It is a cornerstone of our classroom culture and the best exchange of time …

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What is scaffolding in teaching? - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Scaffolding in teaching means supporting students by breaking a concept or task into small pieces. Teach each step. Allow students to practice the skill and then build on that knowledge. Picture the scaffolding on a building that allows a painter to safely access heights not otherwise possible. The concept is the same!

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Community Service at School through Kindness - Check in ...

(52 years ago) Kindness is a Community Service at School. I became a teacher to help create good people. To be honest it’s a challenge for me to push academic rigger over developing quality relationships in my classroom. This strategy is not so good on state tests, but maybe good for our world. Helping shape humans that care about themselves and each other ...

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What is a Paraprofessional? - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) When a Teacher is managing a behavior crisis or testing students it is the Paraprofessional who is re-teaching a concept to a small group of students. Paraprofessionals are famous for organizing classrooms, completing student observations, and preparing student materials. The relationships between the Paraprofessional, Classroom Teacher, and ...

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3 Ways to use Behavior Reflection Sheets - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) 3 Ways to get the most out of your Behavior Reflection Sheets: 1. Finding the Gaps in Student Understanding: Use completed Reflection Sheets to inform instruction. When you sit with a student to recount the incident, you will often find out where the miscommunication lies. For example, a student once illustrated his Think Sheet to show me that ...

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5 Picture Books about Special Needs to Read Aloud in your ...

(52 years ago) 5 Picture Books about Special Needs. I love teaching students of all ages using picture book. Especially in my social skills groups, you can read about it here.Because October is Disability Awareness Month, I wanted to share my student’s top five picture books about special needs.

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Teach Vocational Concepts in Special Education Classrooms

(52 years ago) All of the products in my vocational series introduce students to vocabulary and concepts that they will find in the workplace. The Vocational Reading Comprehension Workbooks I & II, teach workplace vocabulary: clocking in, paychecks, job duties, work schedule, interviewing and more.The reading comprehension tasks are broken into five parts to support scaffolding based on individual student need.

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What is a Student IEP? - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) A student IEP is an Individualized Education Program. Each program is unique and created for an individual student by an IEP team. Parents, Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and other specialists make up the team who will support the student. An IEP outlines the present level of student performance.

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3 Ways to take Data on Social Skills IEP Goals - Check in ...

(52 years ago) When you are planning activities for social skills groups be sure to include a strategy for taking data. There are so many ways to take data on social skills iep goals. Here are my top three: 1. Formally observe your Students: Note the environment, time of day, people present and activity. I have found that it helps to have a form that you can ...

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5 Fidgets for your Special Ed Classroom

(52 years ago) 5 Fidgets for your Special Ed Classroom. Metal Flippy Key Chain: Great because its metal, easy to clean and durable. Tangled Toy: A popular choice with my younger students who are just learning how to use tools to cope with sensory needs. Marble: These I love because they are inexpensive and seem to last.

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Do you know how to take Data on Community Based ...

(52 years ago) Before our Community Outing: I created community based instruction curriculum for the places we visit most often on our community outings. Each item aims to teach five skills necessary to be successful in a specific outing location. For my group this includes: restaurants, libraries, public transportation, stores, workplaces, and community centers.I try to pre-teach as many community based ...

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Language for Social Skills Group- Social Skills Dictionary

(52 years ago) For high school Social Skills groups you need three things: 1. Trust: The students have to know that they are free to ask and tell without consequence or judgement. If this one isn’t there, just send them home. Nothing productive can happen. 2. Structure: This can be as loose or as rigid as the group needs but a structure of some kind has to ...

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Help your Writing Resistant Students get Started - Check ...

(52 years ago) Both Writing Journal I and Writing Journal II are meant for Pre-K-2nd grade students and have visuals to support each prompt and are set up like this: 1: Highlight the sentence. 2: Trace the same sentence. 3: Copy the sentence. 4: Complete the sentence with support from the picture.

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Teaching your Students the Rules of the School Bathroom Story

(52 years ago) Use a pass. Wait if you can. Don’t wait too long. Go straight there and come straight back, unless you want to get a drink. Be friendly in the hall, but don’t talk. Go quickly, but only use walking feet. It is no wonder our students have a difficult time navigating the rules! I originally created this bathroom student story as a part of my ...

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Teach your Students in Special Education about Emergencies

(52 years ago) I created this emergencies reading comprehension workbook for my students. It has ten topics that can be divided into five separate lessons on reading, vocabulary, comprehension, summarizing, and problem solving. The topics included are: earthquakes, preparedness, safe people, ambulance, firefighter, security, fire alarm, calling 911, poison ...

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Teacher in Special Education, Thank You - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Special Education Teacher, Thank You. Thank you for the times you break your heart reading the case file of one of your students. In those early morning hours before the school comes alive, I know you have cried for them. I know about the clothes you buy for your students with your own money only to rip the tags off and claim that they were ...

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Open Ended Questions for Kids - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) The Foundation for your Relationship. Asking an open ended question and then listening and I mean really listening, to the response is the magic formula. It says to kids, you matter. I care. As an adult I don’t assume I know what is important to you. I won’t pretend to …

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Teach Students a Morning Routine for School in the Classroom

(52 years ago) Navigating the morning routine with confidence and independence can set the tone for a wonderful day at school. Start the day by using a social story to introduce your topic. Then, enhance student learning by using the sequence cards and vocabulary pages. In my classroom I like to incorporate this word work into our Daily 5 ELA rotation.

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Goal Setting with Students - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Goal setting with students is so powerful! There are few skills as universal and empowering for students as learning how to identify a goal and work towards meeting it.

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Rewards for Students in Special Education

(52 years ago) Use Celebration Tags for students in special education. Celebrate your student's accomplishments and help them recognize their own success.

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Social Skills Group in 5 Steps - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Social Skills Group, Where to Start? Setting up your special education classroom is challenging, but tackling a task as broad as how to develop social skills can be intimidating. The specific skills being taught will vary wildly depending on the needs of the students in front of you.

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What does vocational mean? Teaching vocational education ...

(52 years ago) Vocational skills are necessary for all kids hoping to one day join the workforce. But, what does vocational mean in the world of teaching special education? It means direct instruction, role plays and community outings focused on the unspoken rules, jargon and expectations of the workplace. I think most of us at some point knew at least one ...

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Reading Comprehension Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) It seems impossible to find an example IEP with measurable goals for reading comprehension that is done to perfection. Teaching students with different learning abilities and finding life skills curriculum for special needs students are challenging tasks.

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Life Skills Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Life Skills Through Reading Comprehension. With those students in mind I created my Life Skills Reading Comprehension Workbook series. These reading comprehension workbooks are written at elementary reading levels but the topics are designed to engage older students. I found that my students with Autism in particular have benefited from the ...

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kindness kit Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links which means we make a small commission at no cost to you if you click and purchase something we recommend.The suggested products are ones we have tried and love! For more information see our full disclosure policy.Thank you for your support! Community service at school is critical.

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Milestones Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) I posted my first product on TpT in 2015. It was a reading comprehension workbook Vocational workbook for life skills students that I had created during my student teaching years prior. By the time I posted it, this workbook had been used by students.

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Books for Siblings with Special Needs - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Three books for siblings with special needs. Teach acceptance and foster understanding between siblings through childrens books.

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Classroom Mangement Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Resources forCharacter Building . I created a series of character building quick write prompts that are meant to challenge students to respond to questions about growth mindset, college readiness, diversity, behavior at school and thankfulness in short fifteen minute daily writing sessions. It is always my hope to use their responses as entry tickets into more meaningful conversations.

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The Blog - Page 13 of 13 - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) I posted my first product on TpT in 2015. It was a reading comprehension workbook Vocational workbook for life skills students that I had created during my student teaching years prior. By the time I posted it, this workbook had been used by students.

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Privacy Policy - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) Sep 08, 2018 · Hi! I'm Krystal a Special Education teacher, Mom, Wife & Ed Tech enthusiast. I love to share teaching ideas, resources, and all things funny. Welcome!

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Vocational Life Skills Archives - Check in with Mrs G

(52 years ago) The Vocational Reading Comprehension Workbooks I & II, teach workplace vocabulary: clocking in, paychecks, job duties, work schedule, interviewing and more. The reading comprehension tasks are broken into five parts to support scaffolding based on individual student need.

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