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Posts Made By: jjj
Board: Special Education 10-01-2008, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jjj
math idea

Have you looked at Saxon math? It is a leveled curriculum that is very slow paced and spirals as it reviews old concepts and adds new.
It's weakness is story problems --mostly only one or two...
Board: Resource Teacher 10-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By jjj

Edmark software is not a stand alone software. It is part of the Edmark reading program which is an intensive 1:1 sight word reading program. You do so many lessons with a student and then it...
Board: Special Education 08-03-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By jjj

Look at at their weekly newsletter that is written with boardmaker signs. It is wonderful.

Think about your routines. Teach the coming in to the classroom routine; putting away...
Board: Resource Teacher 07-09-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By jjj
room arrangement

I had a bookshelf where the students' work was in cardboard magazine holders close to the door. Another area close to the door was all the pencils, stapler, crayons, paper, timers, graph paper,...
Board: Special Education 07-09-2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jjj
token system

I used the small point charts from the teacher store that has 25-30 squares on it. I used a marker that stamped a shape-- heart, palmtree, smiley face. I used a different marker every day.

Board: Special Education 05-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Posted By jjj
cooking ideas

Do you know about the weekly newsletter site News-2-you? You have to subscribe to it but along with the newsletter, activities, there is a weekly recipe that uses boardmaker symbols. It is a great...
Board: Special Education 04-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By jjj
H.S. appropriate

Check out News-2-you site which is a weekly newspaper that is supported through boardmaker symbols. It has very current topics. Some of the activities are repeated weekly with a different topic and...
Board: Special Education 04-02-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By jjj

Why teach art?
self expression
self esteem
release of energy
fine motor skills
devleops cognitive skills
develops language skills
emotional release
promote self understanding
Board: Special Education 04-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By jjj

Different types of art projects to consider:
COLLAGE-- all one color; all soft items; all wood; nature items; tear paper; all material; confetti from hole punch; Valentine colors; smells--buy large...
Board: Special Education 04-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Posted By jjj

Shapes of paper through out the year for art projects. You can teach lots of language just through the shape of the paper you use.
Sept-- circles, no corners
Oct-- rectangle, introduction to...
Board: Special Education 04-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Posted By jjj

I use Post-It tape to write what a child dictates. I put it either above or below the line on their paper. The child copies it with my spelling and spacing and then it peels right off.
The tape...
Board: Special Education 03-27-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Posted By jjj
math curriculum

I also use Touch Math and have had lots of students have success with it. I also use Saxon Math which is K-5. It is very slow paced for your lowest students but you can skip pages for higher...
Board: Special Education 12-04-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Posted By jjj
sped interview

I would research IDEA 2004-- new federal law for special education; I would look under your state's education agency website and see what tests they require or regular ed and special ed. Testing is...
Board: ARCHIVE 10-17-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Posted By jjj
writing station pictures

Old National Geographics have wonderful pictures.
Look for them at used bookstores or garage sales.
Board: Special Education 09-11-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Posted By jjj
1st grade lesson

How about: Cut out 2 of each shape from the Ellison machine-- pumpkin, apple, star, flag etc..

Have the children sit in circle with you on floor. Give each child a shape.
Can you name your ...
Board: Special Education 09-11-2006, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Posted By jjj
reading /writing

I would recommend from Don Johnston-- Simon sounds it out. It is a reading program CD that starts out with at,bat, cat matching pictures to words etc. Wordmaker, by the same company is a great...
Board: Classroom Management 05-29-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Posted By jjj
pre=K behavior management

Have a special signal for everyone to stop what they are doing and turn to you and listen; It can be a rainstick that you turn over, a windchime that hangs from the ceiling that you put your hand...
Board: Early Childhood Education (Pre-K) 04-25-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Posted By jjj

Find out from your administration if your focus is pre-academics or developmental. In developmental it is the process that is important, not the end product. No one walks out with the exact same...
Board: Special Education 10-20-2005, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Posted By jjj

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