Sideways Stories from Wayside School Literature Unit

Sideways Stories from Wayside School Literature Unit

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareCultivating a love of reading in children is one of our life goals, both as parents and educators. This can be quite challenging with the community we work with. Many children on the autism spectrum prefer to read only non-fiction books and the children with...
Jul 04, 2018 No Comments
Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? Lessons and Activities

Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? Lessons and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareChildren know what’s truly important. They value animals, both exotic and familiar. They want to have trees to hug and climb on, fresh air to breathe. The book Ivy and Bean; What’s the Big Idea highlights that natural inclination that children have to...
Jul 04, 2018 No Comments
The Indian and the Cupboard Lesson and Activities

The Indian and the Cupboard Lesson and Activities

Books: Lesson Plans and Activities ShareWhen Omri’s big brother has no birthday present for him, he gives Omri an old wooden medicine cabinet he’s found. The cabinet doesn’t seem like much of a present to nine-year-old Omri, until he deposits inside it another present he receives for...
Jul 03, 2018 No Comments
Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human a Diary of an Autistic Girl

Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human a Diary of an Autistic Girl

Autism ShareI can’t believe how long it has taken me to write this post. After all, I wrote the teacher’s curriculum for Social Skills Lessons From How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl years ago. In that time, the author of the book, Georgia (AKA Florida...
Jul 02, 2018 2 Comments
Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft, DIY Gift Idea

Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft, DIY Gift Idea

Art and Craft Activities for Kids ShareIt’s always a challenge to come up with unique gift ideas for my husband. The idea for this Upcycled Nuts and Bolts Heart Craft came to me while I was cleaning the garage. I saw his piles of unused nuts and bolts and figured that my son and I could put them...
May 29, 2018 25 Comments
Our Favorite Outdoor Toys for Kids

Our Favorite Outdoor Toys for Kids

Child Development ShareAfter months of rain the sun finally came out and we are ready to go outside and play! My partner, Sarah, moved last summer and she hasn’t had time to get her yard ready for summer playtime. We were talking on the phone and dreaming of all the fun toys she...
Mar 27, 2018 23 Comments
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