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Feelings / emotions activity for social skills

Feelings / emotions activity for social skills

A resource I made for a mixed group of ks1 / ks2 children with autism / social communication needs. Aim is to develop greater understanding of feelings and to begin to develop awareness of other's feelings, also turn taking and attention and listening. Resource includes a feelings poster and 18 cards describing situations that have happened to an imaginary child - e.g. 'She has a wobbly tooth'. We discuss the various feelings an how children are feeling today. Cards are placed face down and children take turns to turn cards over. They consider how the person may be feeling. More able groups could be prompted / questioned to consider would everyone feel that way in that situation (some people can't stand having wobbly teeth, others get excited...) further developing theory of mind and understanding that people can feel differently about situations.
jlp76
Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) SEN, Early Years, Preschoolers, Reception.

Geography Environmental Awareness (natural and manmade) SEN, Early Years, Preschoolers, Reception.

3 differentiated worksheets for natural and manmade environments, plus another to check learning. lower abilities- uses photos and labels to cut out and stick. middle abilities- uses labels to copy or cut out and stick. higher abilities- allows students to write their own ideas. The last worksheet uses photos, and/or labels to copy or cut out and stick to demonstrate student's understanding and learning. This worksheet can be used for all abilities, with higher levels being encouraged to use magazines or go on the computer to find their own examples as extension work.
smidgealot
Lamington: An Australian cake - Visual Recipe and supplementary resources.

Lamington: An Australian cake - Visual Recipe and supplementary resources.

Lamington - A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares of sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in desiccated coconut. This notebook is designed for the students to use it as a visual sequence when cooking. They have all the ingredients and utensils needed and then an easy to follow recipe. It has an inbuilt shopping activity so that the cooking can be integrated into a shopping program. Within the shopping part which encourages literacy skills, students can choose what they will buy and then make their own shopping list by either writing it or sticking the associated visual onto their shopping list. There are also some integrated literacy skills to match the ingredients as well as some writing sheets. As a Lamington is Australian, there is a small activity studying the Australian flag. It was created for students with special needs (SEN) but can be used as a valuable resource for early years literacy.
pearp
Understanding Working Memory

Understanding Working Memory

Comprehensive PowerPoint presentation covering the content of 'Understanding Working Memory: A Classroom Guide' by Professor S Gathercole and Dr T Alloway. The pdf of the whole document is freely available on the internet. I developed this presentation to support the delivery of my staff meeting training on working memory and how class teachers can support children with working memory problems. Useful for SENCos, SLT and class teachers.
MrsWalls