Technology has revolutionized our world. It has without a doubt created new forms of communication and learning, doing business, socializing, fame, and entertainment, among others. In fact, technology has sent us into an information age like nothing we have seen before. There is a tremendous amount of information floating around on the Internet as of now. As an educator, that makes me wonder how much bad information there really is out there and how we can get students to know the difference. Continue reading →
October is the Month of the Holy Rosary. These Rosary Bead Kits are great inspirational craft activities for Sunday School, Bible School, or any other religious event for kids. Each kit comes with materials for 6 Rosaries, and we have both Blue & Ivory and Pink & Crystal kits to choose from. Teach students the meaning of the Rosary to go along with your daily lesson. The kits come with picture instructions, and here are written instructions you can follow too.
Not quite sure what activities to have or games to play with your senior residents at your Halloween party this year? Here are a few ideas from our friends at notjustbingo.com to get you started:
Set up several games that involve pumpkins, like a Pumpkin Knock-Down game in which residents use small pumpkins or gourds to knock down a stack of Halloween cups.
Another pumpkin game is Guess the Pumpkin’s Weight in which residents try to guess the exact weight of one of your largest pumpkins. Throughout the night, allow residents to get up close with the pumpkin in hopes of guessing its weight. Award one of your best prizes to the person who comes closest to the actual weight.
If your residents are not as active, consider playing a seated game of Hot Pumpkin – played just like Hot Potato but with residents tossing an orange bean bag to music until the music stops. Whoever is left holding the bean bag when the music stops is out of the game. Continue on until you have just one person left. Continue reading →
Today’s KISS – Keep It Simple Strategies – Classroom Management for Special Education teachers.
For discussion purposes, we’ll assume you are a Resource Room teacher at the Elementary level. You are that miraculous person that takes the challenged children each day for resource. Let’s face it, it is a tough job and it’s important to know how to manage the students and your classroom.
Set Rules and Discipline
To help you reach your goals and theirs, you can implement some simple tricks to manage your time. Here are some basic classroom rules to help keep bad behaviors under control:
Students listen to each other.
Students use caring language.
Hands are for helping, and when in the hallway, hold your own hand.
Students care about each other’s feelings.
We all take responsibility for what we say and do.
Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids to express their creativity. There are so many cute characters, like ghosts, spiders, pumpkins, and mummies that they can create using simple materials. Here’s a list of our top 10 favorite Halloween crafts. You can also use them as fun decorations each year.