Friday, January 9, 2015

Social Skills: Whole Body Listening

I use Whole Body Listening (WBL) language every single day.  "Listen with your eyes", "Whole Body Listening Check!".  It's also a great beginning of the year classroom introduction lesson.

I usually begin the lesson by asking what kids know already about WBL, and then read Whole Body Listening Larry at School.  I usually stop after each part and either talk about an example or we practice using that skill to listen.

After reading the book, we review all the parts of the body we use to listen as a group using a visual, and then talk about this activity (you can find on my TPT store) that is simple and easy to use.

I go over the directions:  draw the parts of your body you use to listen and send the kids back to complete it individually.  I use heart cutouts to make things fun.  Depending on the group/age level, you can remove the words at the bottom.

Fun, easy activity.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Organization: Special Education Evaluations

Head on over to my TPT store for this FREE download that is one form I cannot test without.

This Testing Planning Form is the first thing I do when I get a new evaluation, or when I have an upcoming trieenial.  I print off this form, and staple it to the front of a brightly colored file folder.  I open the folder, and to the back, staple the Consent to test form.  I fill out the info. and viola!  A one stop shop for all of the info. you need-what tests you are doing, when they are due, and who you gave rating scales to and when.

It's a lifesaver!