Saturday, March 2, 2013

SEUSS MASKS, CURRENTLY, GIVEAWAY, & TOKEN BOARD FREEBIE




First off.....I am sooooo excited and proud to announce that I was chosen as the featured post on TBA's Friday Freebie yesterday! Yes, that's right! My blog......how sweet is that! Thrilled and honored. Go{HERE} to check out my featured post and grab some freebies! 
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS! What did your class do for Seuss' birthday? I was out of my class Mon.-Thurs. this week for an Autism training, so I didn't have time to put much together for my kiddos, but we did make these adorable Seuss masks!


They turned out so cute! This idea came from Amanda at Crafts and Things for Children. Thanks Amanda! She has some fabulous Seuss ideas. 
 
What is your favorite Dr. Seuss quote???

Now for Farley's Currently at "Oh Boy Fourth Grade." 


Listening watching to the movie "Taken." Trying not to get involved in it, so I can finish this post. Have you seen "Taken 2?" I saw it a couple of weeks ago and it is really good too. I'm betting from the ending that there's going to be a part 3!

Loving that TBA picked MY post to feature on "FRIDAY FREEBIE" yesterday. What an honor! :)

Thinking about all the fabulous things I learned at my 4-day Autism training this week! So much to take in- in four days, and so many things I want to implement and change in my classroom now. Excited, but have alot of work ahead of me! Just wish my room was bigger.....and I had more space to work with! 

Wanting some warmer weather. Hello......it's March now, where's the warm weather at???? 

Needing a permanent aide in my classroom. I have one aide who has been with me since I've been in my classroom, but my other aide position is being filled with a sub because we can't find any candidates to fill it.....and now the district has frozen hiring for this school year! Uggghhh! So hard in a classroom with disabilities like mine to have substitutes that don't understand the disabilities in my room, nor have the passion or patience for working with my kids! Frustrating!

And the LIKE, LOVE, HATE......well I think that speaks for itself and I'm sure the testing is something we can all relate to!!

And now for a giveaway from "Flying High in First Grade." She's giving away one item from her TPT store on Monday and it's so easy to enter.......just leave her a comment about your best b-day memory! It's her birthday!!! How easy it that?? I like easy giveaways!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for my weekly "Bloomin' Blogger Sundays" post! Tomorrow I'll be showing you how to add the Facebook "like" pop up window that appears when a new visitor visits your page. I went from 4 likes to 20 likes in just two days after adding this to my blog!! 

And to close with a Freebie for the special educators out there.....a "Clean/Dirty Face" token board. I have a Downs Syndrome student that has not learned how to clean her face after eating, and not to mention she is a MESSY eater! She will come in from breakfast every morning with half of her face covered in food and cinnamon roll icing! To work on this goal, I made a "Clean/Dirty Face" token board that I will use with her daily. Laminate and use velcro to attach the tokens to the board. 


 Go {here} to get this token board. If you would like more information on how I will use this token board with this student, just  let me know!

Oh, and one last thing..........I'm only 12 away from 100 followers!!! Let me know if you'd be interested in contributing to my giveaway! I only have 3 volunteers so far! 
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15 comments:

  1. Your seuss masks are cute! I'd like some warm weather too! I live in North Carolina and moved from Ohio last year, I thought it would be warmer in the south, but it was in the 40's today! :(

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    1. Funny! I am from NC, but live in NV now! We are normally in the 70's by now and it's still in the 50's and 60's. Just left you a message on your blog! Enjoy that good NC seafood!

      ~Traci

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  2. Congrats on being featured! I saw it yesterday and sent happy thoughts your way. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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    1. Thanks Catherine! You're great!

      ~Traci

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  3. That's soooo awesome that you were featured on TBA! I love their Friday Freebies!

    Great choices for your 3 Ts! Love the Seuss masks!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

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    1. Thanks Sally! I live for Friday Freebies!! :)

      ~Traci

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  4. Congratulations! That is so awesome to be featured on TBA! And your Dr. Seuss masks are adorable :)

    -Courtney
    2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com

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  5. That's so great that you were featured on TBA! What all did you learn at your 4 day seminar? I'm hoping that you'll post more! :)


    Christy
    Teaching In Oz

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    1. Hi Christy,

      The seminar was all about using ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) to teach Autistic children. They even brought in Autistic children for us to practice with. Are you familiar with ABA?? Many people have never heard of it, but it is mandated at my school for Autism programs. It is a fabulous teaching technique. Ron Leaf, Autism icon and author was also a speaker. I own three of his books so it was a true pleasure to meet him! I haven't posted much because there aren't too many sped bloggers out there, and I didn't think anyone would really be interested. If you're still interested to find out or learn more on ABA, let me know and I'll post more or share the powerpoints with you!

      ~Traci

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  6. Congrats on being featured!! I would love to help with your giveaway! You can contact me at kellys3ps@sbcglobal.net.

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    1. Thanks so much Kelly! I'm actually making the giveaway button now! I'll be in touch.....only 10 away!!

      ~Traci
      The Bender Bunch

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  7. OMG--so glad you found me so I could find your blog! We have so much in common! No one understands the frustrations I go through with my aides....you are so spot on. They never seem to have the patience or knowledge to work with my special needs class. It is so frustrating and it's not good at all for my kids or for the philosophy I follow in my class.

    Also--I love love love your garden! I can't even imagine where I could do that at my school but now I am on a mission! Hmmm....I'm thinking atrium?

    Thanks again for stopping by ---From your Las Vegas neighbor! :-)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by!!! We will have to stay in touch. Let me know how that garden goes.

      ~Traci

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