Media Center Activity – Therapy Dog for Students

Thursday afternoons have gone to the dogs at Boston Middle School in Laporte, Indiana. Well, actually only one dog! Her name is Newdle and she is a licensed therapy dog. Newdle is part Newfoundland and part Standard Poodle. Her owner, … Read More


How to Use Storytelling Yoga in the Classroom

If you have an extra 15 minutes you can accomplish three things in your classroom: Calm yourself and your students Engage them in a story Become more physically fit You can accomplish all of this through Storytelling Yoga. It combines … Read More


Friendship Circle Fitness Program for Special Needs

The Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that brings together children, teens and young adults with and without special needs for a wide range of educational and social programs in a Jewish environment. One of the many programs run by … Read More


Sensory Balls – DIY STEAM Activity

My 10 year old daughter came home after being at her friend’s house with some sensory balls that she made herself. I thought it was a really cool concept, and asked if she could teach me how to make them! So … Read More


Sensory Tube Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

  Include some sensory activities for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! These sensory tubes are easy to make and provide both visual and auditory benefits. There are many different types of materials you can use to create some amazing effects, plus … Read More



Classroom Management for Special Education Teachers

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 … Read More


Unified PE Class Activity for Special Needs Students

Unified Physical Education at Illing Middle School is a course designed to provide regular education students with a firm grasp on basic sports skills, and strong leadership skills an opportunity to work with students’ with special needs. Students enrolled in Unified … Read More


2015 Young Child Expo and Conference

Last week we had the pleasure of attending the Young Child Expo in NYC. There were over 1,000 people there to support the efforts of educating young children, many of which we were able to interact with at our S&S booth. We … Read More


Autism Awareness Day

April is Autism Awareness Month and Autism Awareness Day is celebrated each year on April 2nd. It is one of the only three health issues to be recognized with its own day by the United Nations. According to Autism Speaks, … Read More