- The child's parent/guardian.
- The Local Education Agency Representative (LEA - another acronym)
- The child's general education teacher.
- The child's special education teacher.
- An evaluation specialist (School Psychologist, ESE Teacher, Service Provider).
- Any other service or related service provider.
- A Speech/Language Pathologist (SLP)
- An Occupational Therapist (OT)
- A Physical Therapist (PT)
My students have always absolutely loved using write the room activities! The truth is, I love them too! It gives our students the much-needed opportunities to get up and move around while they're learning. They get to be "word detectives" and look around for the words and then write them on their papers. It helps them build vocabulary too! I have made these for just about every theme or topic you can think of. I usually have students use this as a center activity for Literacy centers. This Halloween Write the Room set is perfect for Halloween classroom festivities or Fall Centers.
The great thing too is that you can differentiate this activity depending on your students' needs. I've included different types of recording sheets for your students to write their words. One with pictures and words to trace, then one with just the pictures to find, match, and write on their own. Then, to extend it, there's also a variety of writing sheets included. Your students can build their writing ability by using one of these writing extenders to draw, and/or write about the words. For this activity, they can write a cute Halloween story and then share it with the class!
Do you use write the room activities with your students? If so, do they like them?
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I Am Grateful - A Reflection Journal
Teaching children to be grateful is an important skill. It also helps promote mindfulness and teaches them to be present, in the moment and to reflect on themselves and their experiences.
One way I have implemented reflection time with my own two personal children, as well as with students, is by journal writing. Journaling also helps improve writing skills, which is an added bonus!
I decided to create a journal that helps children learn to reflect. I included color and black/white options. I like having them color certain pages because it helps them express themselves (and they love to color!) I also included large and small versions and styles for a variety of ages.
Here's a few pictures of the journal in action.
There are a variety of mixed prompts and many of them can be repeated to extend the journal, because there is always something to be grateful for!
Here's a little video preview to show you what is included in the Grateful Journal. You can purchase the resource by clicking any of the images in this post.