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Emotional intelligence - Can you Build a Monster?

Emotional intelligence - Can you Build a Monster?

This game looks at 16 different emotions including the basics of of happy, sad, angry, scared, surprised and disgusted. It is ideal for children from about 5 years old. My recommendation is that it is played with one or two children due to the space needed. Children take it in turns to throw a die and move that number of spaces on the base board. They will either land on a head, tummy or bottom. They take one of those cards and name the emotion. If it is a head they are seeing the facial expression. If it is a tummy they are seeing what someone might say who is feeling that emotion and if it is a bottom they are seeing the emotion word. The idea of the game is to build a complete monster.
Elsasupport
Winter literacy activity bundle

Winter literacy activity bundle

A bundle of fun for winter! Resources include - Santa's untidy elves activities. A Christmas word search activity. Onomatopoeia activity. Write a list poem for Santa activity. Write a postcard activity. Write your New Year's resolutions activity. All resources are available separately. Visit my shop to see more resources.
flissthecat
Social Stories Bundle

Social Stories Bundle

13 social stories having a good day, using words, separation, hands and feet to myself, friends don't want to play, telling the truth, putting things in mouth, winning or loosing, lining up, listening to the teacher, good touching, appropriate touching
dohertyon
Daily Living Skills-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack

Daily Living Skills-Dating Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here is the cost-saving bundle pack to help your students work on the myriad skills involved in dating. This pack includes: DRESS FOR SUCCESS—Looks at basic hygiene, ideas on bathroom organization, hints on organizing time/supplies for easy dressing, (also business attire and “appropriate” dress), clothes storage, hanger use, etc. (Pgs. 41) MAKING CONVERSATION—Discusses topic choice, Facebook’s top conversation choices, appropriate/inappropriate conversations, conversation starters, body language and eye contact, how to “invite yourself in,” how to end a conversation, accepting rejection. (Pgs. 59) FAIR FIGHTING—Interpersonal relationships have conflict, this book teaches students how to disagree without being disagreeable. It also teaches the four rules of “fair fighting:” 1) No violence, 2) Stay in the now, 3) Don’t pile on and 4) End in Win-Win. (Pgs. 43) EVERYDAY MANNERS--Greetings, introductions, opening doors, cell phone manners, table manners, flag etiquette, hat etiquette, and pedestrian manners are all addressed here and will help your students feel confident when dating in public places. (Pgs. 45) SAFE DATING—Checks if the student is ready to date, who to date/personal values, where to look for dates, online dating, 10 tips to safe dating, creating a dating plan, group and buddy dating, PDA’s, how far is too far?, ways to say “no”, how to accept “no.” (Pgs. 61) Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation. Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) If you are unfamiliar with the series, please download the free "Doing Laundry" workbook on this site so you can see the format and tone used in all the books or preview the pages provided in the individual books in this bundle pack (also on this site.)
susan_traugh
Daily Living Skills-College and Career Workbooks Bundle Pack

Daily Living Skills-College and Career Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here is a cost-saving bundle pack to help walk your students through the skills needed to manage a career or post-secondary education. WHO AM I? COLLEGE AND CAREER—This book allows students to examine their IEP’s, advocate for themselves, analyze their learning styles and explore job aptitude. (Pgs. 44) GETTING A PAYCHECK—Students explore time sheets, gross and net pay, types of deductions, employer expectations, and budgeting. (Pgs. 60) TIME MANAGEMENT—Learn what kind of time manager they are, why they procrastinate, methods to overcome, prioritizing, how to stop worrying and more. (Pgs. 53) MANAGING STRESS—Learn the difference between good/bad stress, the benefits of good stress, four major methods of coping with “bad” stress, 50 ways to de-stress and more. (Pgs. 58) DRESS FOR SUCCESS—Looks at basic hygiene, ideas on bathroom organization, hints on organizing time/supplies for easy dressing, (also business attire and “appropriate” dress), clothes storage, hanger use, etc.—(Pgs. 41) TRANSPORTATION—You can’t have a job if you can’t get to it. Learn about the highway grid and finding your way, public bus and train services, how to study for a driver’s license, bicycle safety, police etiquette, road rage and emergency road equipment. (Pgs. 46) Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation. Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) Like all the other bundle packs, you can save 10% or more by purchasing books in bundles. If you are unfamiliar with the series, please download our free sample, "Doing Laundry" on this site to see the format and tone used in all the books in this series or preview pages on the individual titles of each book which are also offered on this site.
susan_traugh
Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack

Daily Living Skills-Cooking Workbooks Bundle Pack

Here’s a cost-saving way to create a cooking unit for your students. Begin with KITCHEN BASICS—and teach about safety; cleanliness; cookware, bake-ware and tool vocabulary; measurement and kitchen organization. (Pgs. 41) Add NUTRITION—and have students learn about food groups, a balanced diet, the food-in/energy-out equation, vitamins and minerals, and low-cost/high-nutrition foods. (Pgs. 42) Then use GROCERY SHOPPING—to shop for the foods you learned about in Nutrition as students learn about grocery story layout, reading price tags, unit pricing, coupons, list-making, and food storage. (Pgs. 40) Put it all together with MAKING MEALS—this video-modeled “cook-book” uses the low-cost/high-nutrition foods from Nutrition to create easy one-pan meals and then helps students create their own variations of the recipes in step-by-step lessons that empower students to cook and bake. Download all the videos for free off this website and you’ll have a comprehensive, dynamic unit plan for your students. (Pgs. 43) Videos in this series are: Making Oatmeal, Microwave Hot Dogs, Microwave Mac ‘N Cheese, Making Microwave Burritos, Microwave Popcorn, One-Pan Pasta, One-Pot Soup, and One-Pan Cake. Like all Daily Living Skills workbooks, this series is written on a high third/low fourth grade level and targeted to the mild-to-moderate population (although, you’ll see in the ratings, many teachers of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities have used the program successfully.) All vocabulary is defined immediately in context so students build confidence in the information. Pages are light and airy with lots of bullet-points and pictures, and are set with a tone that is friendly, yet respects the sensibilities of this age group. Every book contains an answer key and Parent Letter explaining what transition skills you are addressing along with suggestions for parent follow-up at home in compliance with federal mandates. Lessons can easily be used in a “buy today/use today” fashion with no training and little preparation (except “Making Meals.”) Or, if you are a newer teacher or new to special education, the DAILY LIVING SKILLS TEACHERS MANUAL gives information on classroom organization and program set-up along with Indicator 13 support and a variety of written ITP goals for each workbook. (You do not need to buy the Teacher’s Manual—it is offered at the request of some teachers.) If you are unfamiliar with this series, download the free workbook, "Doing Laundry" (on this site) to get a feel for the format and tone of this series, or preview the pages of the individual titles which are also offered on this site. Good luck!
susan_traugh
Socialize Claire Story Game

Socialize Claire Story Game

Parent/child. Fun story game to play with your child. In Claire's story she isn't making any friends at her new school which forces her to start a conversation. Some of the words in her story are wrong, your child chooses the correct rhyming words from a list and focuses on the importance of socializing with new people. Includes hand-drawn image and discussion questions.
lilybass
Christmas Listening skill - Feed me!

Christmas Listening skill - Feed me!

his activity will help teach children speaking and listening skills, so important for good social skills. There is a Santa face, a plate template and 48 cookies with a range of Christmas items and also some emotion faces. Cut out Santa’s mouth and stick the sheet to a box – I used an old Amazon packaging box but anything A4 sized will do. Cut out a selection of cookies and place them on the ‘Cookie plate’ This activity is fun for one to one working but two children could also use it together. You can start easy by saying ‘Feed Santa a yellow cookie’. ‘Feed Santa a pink cookie’. ‘Feed Santa a cookie with a present on it’, ‘Feed Santa a cookie with a bell on it’. Then move onto more accurate descriptions. ‘Feed Santa a yellow cookie with a Christmas tree on it’, ‘Feed Santa a pink cookie with a bow on it’. It could get even trickier with requests such as ‘Feed Santa a pink cookie with red lights on it’. There are also some ‘emotion cookies’ for work on emotions and listening skills. ‘Feed Santa a cookie with a happy face’, ‘Feed Santa a cookie with a worried face’.Children need to listen really well and follow the instructions.Children can also take turns to describe which cookie they want another child or you to feed to Santa.
Elsasupport
Feeling Rejected Quiz

Feeling Rejected Quiz

Fun quiz about what feeling rejected means. Includes five multiple choice questions, answer sheet and hand-drawn characters.
lilybass
The 3R's Bundle

The 3R's Bundle

Buy the Real 3R's: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience and get The How Did You Do It Journal for FREE. A great bundle to help teach the real 3R's and have kids wrote about their progress. Also receive The 10 Ways to Build Any Relationship absolutely FREE.
JamesHBurns