As we move into the 2020-2021 school year, there are many unknowns. But, one thing we can be sure of is change. We will need to be flexible this school year as there is a high possibility that we will be required to shift between in person learning, hybrid learning and/or distance learning. This packet full of resources for early childhood special education teachers and speech therapists gives you several options:
FULL DISTANCE LEARNING: You can literally print the sections that apply to each of your students, put the pages in sheet protectors, place them in a 3 ring binder and send it home! Directions for parents and ideas for extension activities are also included. Then, you can print a copy and make flashcards and activity boards to use at school when you are in person with your students. I have also included screenshots of each slide, so they are ready for quick and easy upload to online learning apps, such as Seesaw.
HYBRID LEARNING: For a hybrid model, you can send home the binder, just as you would for distance learning, but you can also print a copy of the flashcards and activities to have at school for in-person learning. If we have a scenario where schools move from hybrid to distance learning, you can move between the two seamlessly since families will have a copy of the at home binder.
IN PERSON LEARNING: This resource can be used to print and make flashcards and activity boards for learning face to face in the school building. The nice thing is that you will have the option to use this resource for the hybrid or distance learning models if your district changes from one to the other.
This fall resource also includes an informative story for children about “What Is Hybrid Learning?”, and a visual calendar to show which days are “school” days, which days are “distance learning days” and which days are “home days”. In addition, there is a “first-then” board and instructions for parents on how to use it at home to encourage cooperation and increase motivation.
The following skills are included in this 100 page packet:
1. Vocabulary - 18 different fall vocabulary pictures for receptive and expressive language
2. Verbs- 12 different present progressive fall verb pictures for receptive and expressive language
3. Following directions- 5 fall picture scenes with 6 one step directions for each scene
4. WH questions - 5 fall pictures scenes with 9 WH questions for each scene
5. Negation - 5 fall themed cards with 6 pictures on each card and the direction "touch the ones that are NOT ______"
6. Prepositions - 2 pages with the following prepositions: in, on, under, next to, in front and behind. There is also a page with the picture of a wagon to cut out and also an acorn, squirrel and football to cut out and practice putting in the correct location.
7. Letters - Fall themed upper case letters on "matching mats" with 5-6 letters per page. There are also 2 pages of "magnetic type letters" that can be cut out and used to match to the fall letters. There are also 2 pages of fall letters A-Z for identifying and labeling letters
8. Numbers - One page of fall themed numbers (0-10) and another page of "magnetic type numbers" to match to the fall themed numbers
9. Colors- 3 pages of fall themed color pictures (acorns, leaves, and apples). There are also color matching mats with 11 different colors to match the fall color pictures to. They can both be used for identification and labeling of colors
10. Shapes - 4 pages of fall themed shapes (apples and leaves), as well as 3 shape matching mats to use to match the fall themed shapes to (cut them out and match)
11. Emotions - 4 pages of fall themed emotions (sunflowers, leaves, acorns and footballs) depicting 6 basic emotions: happy, sad, mad, surprised, scared, and worried
12. Sizes - Identify, label or sort the sizes: big, medium little in fall themed pictures
13. Categories - Sort fall themed pictures in to 4 categories (food, animals, people and leaves)
* Every one of these 13 skills has a direction page for parents and/or paraprofessionals with cues to teach the skill and ways to extend the skill.
* This resource includes screenshots of most of the skill pages in order to provide you with easy access to upload to Seesaw or other online platforms to send home to families
* This resource also includes helpful visual supports for distance learning (a social story, a visual calendar and a first-then board with pictures for "learning time" and rewards. There are also directions for parents for how to use these visual supports at home. "Change cards" are also included to use with the visual supports.
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