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Spotlight on Special Thinkers Series & Autism Awareness Giveaway {TONS of goodies!}

Happy Saturday Friends! Today is the first “official” day of my Spring Break and I can’t wait to get back into the swing of things with this little ol’ blog! I want to catch you up with a few different things we have brewing here at TST and give you a chance to win more…

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Day Three of our Autism Awareness Giveaway {Ryan’s Wreath}

Quick post just for the giveaway!! The week before spring break is always soooo busy!! I’ll be back to finish the series once things calm down! My classroom always comes first! How cute would this wreath be on your classroom door?  This is from onceuponaflowerMW on ETSY ENTER BELOW! Winner will be chosen tomorrow! a…

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Day TWO of our Autism Awareness Giveaway

This post is strickly for the giveaway purposes, but don’t worry! More of “A DAY IN AU” series will resume this weekend! Since most schools are becoming more strict about ID badges (for VERY good reasons!), here is a cute little badge reel to keep yours close without that annoying lanyard. I personally can’t wear…

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A DAY IN AU: Kitchen Work {PLUS day ONE of the 7-day Autism Awareness Giveaway!!!!}

After posting the photo below on Instagram (@teachingspecialthinkers), I had a TON of questions about how I set up our kitchen work system. We are SO lucky to have an instructional kitchen attached to our classroom! Not only can we do fun cooking lessons, we can also teach our kiddos some essential functional life skills!…

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A DAY IN AU {Circle Time}

Circle time is one of my favorite times of the day! There is of course lots of singing and dancing involved and my students have a blast! Thankfully, circle time in our classroom is very animated because we have the luxury of having a promethean board. My students love singing the days and months along…

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A DAY IN AU {Morning Work}

I didn’t start off the year doing morning work, we just went straight into circle time. With time I noticed that if I wanted to get some solid one-to-one work time with some of them, they worked best first thing in the morning! Once they got the hand of the routine, we barely had to…

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A DAY IN AU {Morning Routines: Unpacking}

For students with autism, the ultimate goal is complete independence. As teachers, we really need to push our students to do functional activities (like unpacking their things) on their on through routine, structure, visuals and work systems. Because we split our kids up at pick-up time, we are able to spend the time needed in the…

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