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Washing Hands Social Story
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Washing Hands Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with washing their hands. A lot of children struggle with washing their hands, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to wash their hands, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ It is important to keep my hands clean. ♦ My hands get dirty through the day. ♦ I should wash my hands after I go to the bathroom. ♦ I should wash my hands before I eat. ♦ The best place to wash my hands is in the sink. ♦ First, I have to turn the tap on. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ Then, I put some soap on my hands. ♦ I scrub my hands together with the soap. ♦ Then, I wash my hands with water. ♦ Then, I dry my hands. ♦ Now my hands are all clean! I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Animal Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
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These animal fact themed comprehension worksheets are a fun and engaging way for your students to work on their comprehension, reading and writing skills. There are 18 different comprehension activities included and all are based on facts of different animals. Each activity consists of 2 pages - a reading passage page and an accompanying questions page. The worksheets contain a photograph of an animal with an accompanying passage that includes facts about the animals, then a matching question page for students to recall details they have just read. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. All pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging. This resource comes in both spelling options for UK/US etc. For example colour/color, favourite/favorite etc. The animals included are: • Blue Poison Dart Frog • Bottlenose Dolphin • Cow • Duck • Elephant • Giraffe • Great White Shark • Horse • Humpback Whale • Killer Whale • Meerkat • Monkey • Pig • Rattlesnake • Sheep • Starfish • Turtle • Zebra
Adapted Daily Skills Book - UK
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Adapted Daily Skills Book - UK

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This adapted daily skills book is a great way for your students to work on their daily skills in an interactive and engaging manner. With over 60 skills included in this work book, you'll be able to assess your students understanding and capability on a wide range of skills. It also comes with recording sheets for you to use to monitor and assess students over a period of time. The activities included can be found below; Pencil control - follow from left to right Pencil control - follow in the lines Write your name Match colours (6) Match colours (11) Match colours to clipart images Match colours to real images Match colours to names Match real colour images to symbols Match lower case letters Match upper case letters Match upper case to lower case letters Match images to initial letters Match CVC words to images Match CCVC words to images Match CVCE words to images Read sight words Match 2D shapes Match 3D shapes Match 2D images to 2D shapes Match 3D images to 3D shapes Match 2D shapes to names Match 3D shapes to names Match numbers 0-20 Match 0-10 to names Match 0-20 to names Match images to numbers 0-10 Match images to numbers 0-20 Trace numbers 0-10 Finish the patterns Create a pattern Sort big and small Match coins Match coins to prices Match clocks Match clocks to time Create the clock Write on the watch Sort food and clothes Sorting colours Matching clothes Copy the clothing Sort dentist v doctor equipment Matching days of the week Ordering days of the week Matching months of the year Ordering months of the year Cleaning teeth Washing face Feeding the monkey Matching money in the piggy bank Aanswer wh- questions Answering days of week questions Matching 1/2s Colour sorting dogs Colour sorting penguins See it in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ffVEqHGZRc&t=1s
Sharing Social Story
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Sharing Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with sharing with others. A lot of children struggle with understanding the concept of sharing toys, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are doing it or that they'll never get the toy back. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to share with others, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I like to play with toys. ♦ Other children may like the same toys as me. ♦ I can share by giving them some of my toys or taking it in turns. ♦ Someone else may be playing with a toy I like. ♦ I can ask them if I can play with them. ♦ Or, I can ask if we can take it in turns. ♦ If I share with others, they’ll want to be my friend. ♦ Friends are kind and share with each other. ♦ If I take a toy off someone else, they may get upset. ♦ I may try and grab a toy off someone else. ♦ This will make my friends sad, and they won’t want to play with me. ♦ If someone takes a toy off me, I may get upset or angry. ♦ I should ask them to give me the toy back, and take turns instead. ♦ If I get angry, I should count and stay calm. ♦ When I share with others, I make new friends. ♦ My friends like to play with me when I share. ♦ My teacher can help me share with others if I find it hard. ♦ There are lots of fun things in class that I can play with! I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Editable Newsletter Templates for the Year
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Editable Newsletter Templates for the Year

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Keep families and carers up to date with your classroom with these editable newsletters that can be used all year long. Coming in a range of different styles, your families will love how engaging and informative these newsletters are. Editing These newsletters can be edited in PowerPoint or Keynote. The editable parts are where you can add edit text, photos, shapes etc. onto the templates. You will not be able to lift any images. This is to protect my work as a teacher-author and the work of fantastic clip artists. How to Use Edit using PowerPoint or Keynote - the newsletters are separated into different files to make them easier to use. Print out the newsletters to send home with students. Or, save the newsletter as a JPEG or PDF and then email home to your students families/carers. This will save on your ink and can make communicating with home easier. Newsletters are a great way for you to stay in touch with families of the students in your class as well as being able to share what you have been doing in class, what is coming up and any important reminders. Includes all months of the year and an End of Year/Graduation special.
Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene
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This Humpty Dumpty crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Humpty Dumpty - or Nursery Rhyme - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create the crime scene of Humpty Dumpty for students to investigate and work on, to try to figure out who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. This activity pack contains a variety of extra resources that can be used as add ons to extend your lesson/unit. Included in this pack is; ♦ Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene Pack Includes instructions and example pictures of how you can set up the crime scene. This pack contains 4 possible suspects - and you can choose who actually pushed Humpty Dumpty just by planting the corresponding clues. There is also a suspect information book which contains information on each of the suspects as well as a suspect check list for students to match their clues to the suspects. At the back is a wanted poster for students to fill in with the suspects details once they have worked out who is guilty of pushing Humpty off the wall. ♦ Comprehension Worksheets A variety of different worksheets that include the 'alibi' of the different characters. ♦ Create Your Own Story Students use the prompts to write their own version of Humpty Dumpty, what happened to him etc. ♦ Certificate A certificate - which you can edit in powerpoint/keynote to add images of your students and their names. The certificate is to congratulate them for solving the crime. ♦ Interviewing Suspects Students can take the place of the suspects and answer the questions that are written down, they can also write their own questions for the suspects and then either answer themselves, pass to other students to answer or have staff answer for them. ♦ Detective Write Up Report Students write up their findings from their investigation. ♦ Newspaper Article A newspaper article template for students to draw/write how the crime was solved, who the culprit was etc. ♦ Story Sequencing Puzzle A simple sequencing puzzle where students read the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty at the top then find the matching images and place them into the correct order on the jigsaw. This pack comes in spelling suitable for both i.e favourite/favorite. Check out how our crime scene went by visiting my blog http://www.teachingautism.co.uk/2017/11/who-pushed-humpty-dumpty-crime-scene.html
Going to Toilet Social Story
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Going to Toilet Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with going to the toilet. A lot of children struggle with going to the toilet, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand how to use a toilet. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to use the toilet, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. ★ Comes in boy and girl option. ★ Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included in boy book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ If I need to pee I can stand and urinate into the toilet. ♦ If I need to poo I can sit on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. Pages included in girl book are; ♦ The toilet is in the bathroom. ♦ When I need the toilet, I should go to the bathroom. ♦ I should pull down my pants. ♦ And sit on the toilet. ♦ If I need to pee or poo, I should do it on the toilet. ♦ When I am finished, I should use toilet paper. ♦ I can wipe with toilet paper or call for help. ♦ Then, I should pull up my pants. ♦ Now, I should flush the toilet. ♦ Next, I wash my hands. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Biting Social Story
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Biting Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with biting. A lot of children bite others as a sign of frustration, anxiety, pain etc. - sometimes we may even find no explanation for why they are biting but hopefully this social story will help reduce biting behaviours. It is a general book full of different things your mouth can be used for as well as why we shouldn't bite - how it makes others feel, and if we need to bite what we can do etc. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ I can use my mouth to eat food. ♦ I can use my mouth to sing songs. ♦ I can use my mouth to laugh. ♦ I can use my mouth to talk to others. ♦ I can use my mouth to whistle. ♦ I can use my mouth to drink. ♦ I can use my mouth to tell stories. ♦ I can use my mouth to smile. ♦ I can use my mouth to do lots of nice things. ♦ Sometimes I get angry and want to bite! ♦ It’s ok to bite my chew toy. ♦ But it’s not ok to bite my friends. ♦ Biting hurts my friends and it will make them sad. ♦ Sometimes, my teeth hurt and I want to bite. ♦ I can bite my chew toy or ask for help. ♦ If I have bad teeth I can go to the dentist for help. ♦ I will remember to use my mouth to be kind. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting.
3D Shapes Sorting Pages
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3D Shapes Sorting Pages

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This resource contains 6 different 3D Shape pages for students to match different regular objects to the matching shapes. Shapes included are: ♦ Cone ♦ Cube ♦ Cylinder ♦ Pyramid ♦ Sphere ♦ Triangular Prism Some shapes come with 9 shape images to match, others come with fewer - ranging between 6-9. You can either use this as a re-usable activity where you laminate it all and use velcro or it can be used as a worksheet for students to cut and stick. ★ Comes in b/w and col option. ★ A great way to see if students are able to relate different objects to the community helper. Appropriate for American and British/Canadian etc. classrooms.
Autism Classroom Visuals, First Then and More Visuals with Communication Symbols
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Autism Classroom Visuals, First Then and More Visuals with Communication Symbols

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This is a great visual resource to support and encourage students when taking part in different activities throughout the day. It comes with a variety of different 'boards' for your preference on which to use as well as 68 symbols to accompany the resource. The boards included come in both b/w and col option. There is a contents page included so you are aware of what you are printing in the PDF document. Included are: First, Then board b/w Now, Next board b/w First, Next, Then board b/w Now, Next, Then board b/w First, Then, Last board b/w First, Then board col Now, Next board col First, Next, Then board col Now, Next, Then board col First, Then Last board col Visuals/Symbols I highly recommend cutting out and laminating the individual pieces so that they will be stronger and longer lasting. There are also brief instructions included on the first page of the PDF, however this is a quick and simple resource to put together that will work wonders with you and your students throughout the year. This resource comes with some choice symbols, if you feel there is something that you desperately need please feel free to contact me through the 'Ask a question' tab as a request and I will try my best to add it. Contains 16 pages.
Going to School Social Story
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Going to School Social Story

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support with coping with going to School. A lot of children struggle with understanding why they need to go to School, it may cause them anxiety and they may not even understand why they are going it or what will happen. Hopefully, this social story will help encourage your child(ren)/students to go to School, and also help promote independence. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ Today I am going to School. ♦ Children go to School to learn. ♦ School is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. ♦ I do not have to go to School on a Saturday or Sunday. ♦ There’s no School in the summer! ♦ I get time off for Christmas, Easter and more too! ♦ Some children go on a bus to School. ♦ Some children walk to School. ♦ Some children go to School in a car. ♦ Some children ride a bicycle to School. ♦ I will say goodbye to my family in the morning before going to School. ♦ I will see them when I finish School later. ♦ My teacher will greet me with a big smile and hello! ♦ I will be in a classroom with lots of other children, desks and chairs. ♦ There will also be lots of books and fun toys for me to play with. ♦ Going to School means I will make lots of new friends! ♦ I can eat my lunch in the cafeteria. ♦ Or I can take a packed lunch from home with me. ♦ In School, I have to listen to the teacher. ♦ At the end of the day, I put all my items in my bag. ♦ I say goodbye to my friends and teacher. ♦ My family will be waiting for me when I finish School. I recommend printing out each of the individual pages, laminating them and then binding them into a book so it will be easier for students to read - or be read to, as well as being stronger and longer lasting. You can use only the pages that you feel most relevant.
Diwali Comprehension
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Diwali Comprehension

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This resource contains 7 different comprehension activities linked to the celebration on Diwali. Each activity comes with 1 x story page and 1 x questions page. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page - you can see examples in preview/thumbnail pictures. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions while working on their reading and writing skills. It is related to Diwali to give a twist on the usual comprehension activities. The pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging.
Alien Crime Scene
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Alien Crime Scene

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This Alien crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Alien - or Space - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create a crime scene where a someone has crash landed on Earth in their UFO but they are missing! Students have to investigate using the clues provided to find out who has landed on Earth and what planet they have come from out of 4 possible choices. This crime scene is designed to be interactive, engaging and adapted to suit students ability levels. This crime scene includes the following activities; • Planet and Alien Information Booklet Students look through this booklet to find out information on the 4 possible planets and the aliens that live on them. The booklet holds important information to help students work out which alien has landed on Earth. • Taste - Eat Something has been left behind for students to taste! (Popcorn) Students have to taste the item, decide what it is and then match it to the alien who likes to eat it. • Taste - Drink Something has been left behind for students to smell! (Milk) Students have to drink the item, decide what it is and then match it to the alien who likes to drink this. • Eye Witness Reports Students need to read through the 4 witness reports. The witnesses are explaining one of the aliens. Students need to look for the important bits of information to match it to an alien in the line up. • Matching Footprints Footprints have been left behind at the scene! Students need to look at the footprints and try and match them to the aliens footprints. • Clue Book Students put their clues into the clue book as they go along. This way they are able to keep track of all the clues they have found. This will help them when they need to make a decision on who they think has landed on Earth and where they are from. • Going Home Students need to help the alien find his way through the maze to get back to his UFO. • Following Instructions The alien is in his UFO and ready to get back to his planet - but it’s invisible! Can you follow the instructions and help the alien get home? Your students will love taking part in this fun and interactive crime scene. A teachers walkthrough is also included in the pack to help you put together the crime scene and use it to the best of its ability. I would also recommend trying out the crime scene before giving it to your students so that you are able to familiarize yourself with the way that it works. This comes in both spelling options i.e color/colour, favorite/favourite etc. Almost everything that you need to complete this crime scene is included in this pack. However, you will need access to popcorn and milk for students to taste/smell.
Emotions / Feelings Bingo Game
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Emotions / Feelings Bingo Game

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This bingo pack is the perfect addition to your feelings and emotions activities. Students will love working on recognizing different feelings and being able to match these to their bingo board. There are 22 bingo boards included in this pack, which will allow you to have up to 22 players taking part at once with this activity. You can also use this with smaller group activities, or even at 1:1 work stations. What’s Included? 22 Bingo Boards Mini Image and Word Feelings Flashcards Mini Word Feelings Flashcards Feelings Image and Word Flashcards Bingo Cover Ups How to Use? Hand out the bingo boards to players. Provide players with a set of bingo cover ups or manipulatives. Use any of the 3 types of flashcards to call out the feelings. If students have the same feeling on their board, they cover it up. The first student to cover all their feelings on their board shouts ‘Bingo’ and they are the winner. Other Uses Although this is a bingo pack, the activities included can be used in a range of others ways too, such as; Discussion. Look at the flashcards. Think of a reason that the boy/girl may feel like that. Questions. Lay out some different flashcards. “If I bought you an ice cream, but then you dropped it on the floor, how do you think you would feel?” And the student points to or selects one of the feelings on the flashcards. Matching. A simple matching game. Match the flashcards to the images on the bingo boards. . This activity is a fun and engaging way to help students work on and understand different feelings and emotions. Instructions Print out the bingo boards, flashcards and bingo cover ups that you’ll be using. Print out a set of bingo cover ups for each child. Decide which flashcard you will use and then print. Laminate the bingo boards. Cut up and laminate the flashcards and bing cover ups then, laminate them.
Bible Stories Comprehension
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Bible Stories Comprehension

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This resource contains 23 different comprehension activities linked to the theme of different stories from the Bible. Each activity comes with 1 x story page and 1 x questions page. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page - you can see examples in preview/thumbnail pictures. All stories are linked to the individual bible stories included. They are not word for word, they have been simplified into short passages/stories to keep them engaging for students. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. It is related to Stories from the Bible to give a twist on the usual comprehension activities. This activity is a great way for you to introduce the Bible into your teaching. Comes in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging. Bible Stories Include: ♦ Adam & Eve ♦ Daniel in the Lions Den ♦ David & Goliath ♦ Jonah & the Whale ♦ Joseph & the Colourful Coat / Joseph & the Colorful Coat ♦ Noah's Ark Comes with contents page on page 2 so you are able to quickly find what pages/stories you are looking for.
Bible Stories, Flashcard Stories Bundle
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Bible Stories, Flashcard Stories Bundle

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This bundle includes the 7 different Bible Flashcard Stories available on my store put together at a great discount price! This bundle is suitable for both American and British Classrooms i.e color/colour etc. The stories also come in black and white and color/colour option. The bundle includes: ♦ Adam and Eve ♦ Daniel in the Lions Den ♦ David and Goliath ♦ Jonah and the Whale ♦ Joseph and his colorful/colourful Coat ♦ Noah's Ark ♦ Easter Each mini page, is half an actual page size, meaning you cut each page in half. I recommend laminating each page individually and then binding together to make a book - it'll also make it stronger and longer lasting for you. Each one has been simplified into a short story, with bright, eye-catching graphics. Perfect for a special needs/autistic class or pre-k/k. These stories are engaging, fun and simple for your students to understand. They are a great way to introduce bible stories into your classroom or even to work on throughout the year.
Shark Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions
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Shark Facts Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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These shark fact themed comprehension packs are a fun and engaging way for your students to work on their comprehension, reading and writing skills. There are 10 different comprehension activities included and all are based on facts of different species of sharks. Each activity consists of 2 pages - a reading passage page and an accompanying questions page. All images and stories in this comprehension pack are based on facts about different species of sharks and will be a perfect addition to your Shark Week. There is a short amount of information provided on each page and then 4 questions on another page. This is great for students to be able to read a passage and recall details from it, answering relevant questions. All pages come in black and white for ink friendly printing. The images are eye catching and appropriate for young students who will find them engaging.
Community Helpers Wh Questions Adapted Book
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Community Helpers Wh Questions Adapted Book

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This Community Helpers themed wh- question adapted book is a great way for students to work on their wh- questions in an adapted and suitable way. Students read the short sentence at the top of the page and find the appropriate and matching symbol to answer the comprehension question. This also provides your students with a great opportunity to further their understanding of community helpers, what they do and who they can go to for help in different situations. Comes in col and b/w option for your preference. This adapted book is a great way to encourage students to pay close attention to detail, become more familiar with sentence structure and symbols and start to build upon their language and vocabulary skills. The vocabulary is suitable for American or British classrooms. (Color, Colour etc.) All images/vocabulary is linked to the theme of Community Helpers.
Social Story Having My Nails Cut
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Social Story Having My Nails Cut

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This social story is a great read for students who may need some support and help to understand why they need to have their nails cut, and how this might make them feel. This social story will hopefully encourage them and help them to understand the process. Many students with autism are visual learners and like to learn through seeing something in action. This book comes complete with matching, simple yet engaging graphics to help describe what is being said on the page. Comes in col option only - no b/w availability, however you can print in grayscale. Pages included are; ♦ My fingernails grow everyday. ♦ When my fingernails get too long, I need to have them cut. ♦ If my fingernails are too long, they might snap or scratch me or someone else. ♦ My family will help me cut my nails. ♦ My teacher will help me cut my nails. ♦ I should sit really still when I’m having my nails cut. ♦ Sometimes, I might get scared of the nail clippers. This is ok. ♦ My family will be happy when my nails are cut. ♦ My teacher will be happy when my nails are cut. ♦ When my nails are cut, they won’t be as sharp. ♦ Once my nails are cut, I can go back to playing.
3 Little Pigs Maths Worksheets
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3 Little Pigs Maths Worksheets

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This resource contains 22 different math worksheets linked to the theme of the 3 Little Pigs. The worksheets require no prep, simply print out and you’re ready to go. There is a variety of different worksheets meaning that numerous different skills can be targeted using this pack. The worksheets included are; ♦ Addition worksheets (2 levels - up to 5 and up to 10) ♦ Subtraction worksheets (2 levels - from 5 and from 10) ♦ What comes next (2 levels - to 10 and to 20) ♦ Before and after (2 levels - to 10 and to 20) ♦ Fill in ten frames ♦ Tallying ♦ Col by number Comes in US and UK/Can spelling options for your preference i.e color/colour, grey/gray.