Prepare your younger learners to understand areas at school with pages for SCHOOL, PLAYGROUND, OFFICE, LUNCHROOM, NURSE, CLASSROOM, HALLWAY, BATHROOM, MY CUBBY, MEDIA CENTER, GYM, ART, MUSIC, ME (student author page), and blank pages.
I created two versions of a visual social story/scrapbook (hence social scrapbook) for us to use with our younger learners, ideally preschool-kindergarten (in late summer prior to the school year). This social scrapbook is written and designed for families and teaching staff in order to support children in successfully transitioning to a new school year. There are TWO versions of the book in this purchase. The first version has borders as seen in the preview thumbnails. The second version has plain borders for a cleaner non distracting view. Topics included are: school, playground, office, lunchroom, nurse, classroom, hallway, bathroom, my cubby, media center, gym, art, music, and me (student author page). As a thanks to you for making a difference in children's lives, feel free to reproduce this book as needed for your own personal and classroom use only, giving appropriate credit to myself as the creator of it. Do not alter or claim this work as your own. Feel free to use it for your entire caseload if age appropriate!
Please take time BEFORE school starts to visit your child’s school, getting permission if needed if school is not yet in session. Allow yourself a few weeks before the school year starts to complete the book. Your child should have at least a week before the school year starts to read through his/her social scrapbook.
Each set of pages has an open frame for an actual picture to be adhered to. This social scrapbook is designed to use with REAL photographs whenever possible. Real pictures help to preteach what the child can expect to see so they will be more successful in generalizing the information. Permanent marker drawings (by an adult or supervised child) could also be used.
It is important to capture the CHILD’S point of view. Use a tablet, phone, or camera to capture the picture for each location in the book. If possible, empower your child to take the picture him/herself! Make sure the picture shows a part of that location that the student relates to (favorite playground equipment for the PLAYGROUND page). Have fun making this a meaningful and personal learning tool!
Thanks for checking out my Social Scrapbook! Stacy Triplat, CCC-SLP & ASD Resource Specialist
CONTAINS TWO VERSIONS OF A 17 PAGE BOOKLET. ONE VERSION HAS CREATIVE BORDERS AND THE SECOND HAS PLAIN BORDERS FOR A CLEANER NON-DISTRACTING LOOK.
Creative credit given to Teaching-In-A-Small-Town for frames included in this product (Doodle Frames Bundle 38) and to Rachelle Smith of What The Teacher Wants for her WTTWmessy font. Greetingville and Conversation city were created by Stacy Triplat, CCC-SLP for use with students working on the skills of greetings and conversations.