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Time to get ready for school? Here are a few start up tips.
-Take classroom safety precautions. Be aware that some students may climb, put small items in their mouths, and attempt to escape from the room!
-Read I.E.P.s and earlier evaluations.
-Accumulate materials and create activities that support each students individual goals.
-Establish a predictable schedule and represent it visually so that you can teach it to the students. Here's how to make visual schedules. There are some schedule/activity cards on the Make & Take Page.
Sites for Teachers - Visit top-rated teacher Web sites rated by teacher usage.
Color Songs- Download these PDFs to use in a morning circle/converstion group. Slip them into sheet protectors so they don't get too grubby. They are usually popular with the younger set. The primary objective for students with autism should be selecting the song from the Choice Menu.
General Knowledge Questions to get a quick overview of new students and their grasp of basic information.
Schedule Cards These fit into baseball card holders which are nearly in destructible Stick Velcro on the back and make an easily changed, durable class/student schedule. 1) breakfast, break, bathroom, calendar, snack, lunch 2) work session, aerobics reading, playtime, birthday 3)recess, morning circle, gardening, popcorn theater, feed the birds, clean up 4)sewing, community skills, crafts, music, go home 5)fitness, video games, ball games, bingo, swimming, reading 6)cooking, song book, brush teeth, cleaning, wash dishes, laundry
Student Roster- Print a spreadsheet to remind you of important dates and information for record keeping.
School Supplies Word search from abcteach.
School Materials - a communication board to help students with low verbal abilities make requests.
School Materials Survey - Read the word aloud and have the student circle or touch the correct picture to assess student comprehension of basic school items. If the student is not able to follow across the row, fold the paper to reduce the field. The pics are from the Mayer-Johnson Boardmaker Library.
Letter Printouts: A to Z The following printouts are for children who are just learning their letters. Each page has a capital letter, a lower-case letter, and four words that start with that letter, with pictures of those words to color from Enchanted Learning.com.
Printouts: Writing Letters and Numbers (Traditional Style) The following printouts are for children who are learning how to write letters and numbers. They can use these printouts to practice writing letters and numbers, also from the excellent Enchanted Learning.com.
Desk Tapes -Zaner Bloser Desktop alphabet from abcteach
Jan Brett Alphabet - beautiful traditional, cursive, and modern manuscript alphabet cards to decorate the classroom.
Jan Brett Numbers - beautiful 1-20 set of number cards to decorate the classroom.
ABC Activities from abcteach - desk tapes, coloring letters, Dolch word cards, preschool tracing, A-Z and number flash cards to print.
Back to School Patterns from Bryback Manor
Response Card - print this visual prompt and nonverbal response card to increase student choices and responses while they participate in daily classroom activities.
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