Updated for 2014-2015. This is a calendar journal that I use in my self-contained classroom. It contains minimal writing; my students use a highlighter or crayon to color in the correct answer. This is great for students with limited handwriting skills. It is beneficial for students that are learning days of the week, months of the year, the year, the date, the weather, and days in school with place value.
My students LOVE reading and participating with these life skills interactive books. The 4 books focus on time and money concepts that are crucial for my special education class to learn. My self-contained classroom is primarily made up of students with autism.
These visuals are perfect for writers who are newer to the writing process and may need reminders to use correct capitalization, punctuation, spacing, etc. I use these visual reminders every day in my self-contained classroom; however they would be perfect for any new writer.
Designing Your Special Education ClassroomStep I - Classroom Design (Resource Room and Self Contained classroom only. Inclusion Class teachers proceed to Step II.) Setting up the physical structure of your classroom is a personal choice. However,...