soon as that final bell rings on the last day, our wheels are already turning
about back to school. In my classroom, I have students in K-2, so I don’t like
reusing the same lessons year after year, because I don’t want to bore my
can be tough. For this next year, I plan on having a plan waaay ahead of time.
This way, I can be sure that I have appropriate books and lessons ready for
story time instead of scurrying through hundreds of pictures on Pinterest
looking for something that might work, and then being 2 pages in a story and
having my students be totally unattached to what I’m reading them.
library. I know, what a dork! BUT – it’s seriously a gold mine, and the perfect
way to plan for the new school year without breaking the bank. If you are a new
teacher, the library is your new best friend. With the technology libraries use
today, checking out books is amazingly easy. In my town, I can go online and put
all the books I want to look at on hold. I get an e-mail when they are ready
and pick them up in a neat little bundle. I take the books home, read through
them, and then decide which ones I want to actually buy for the classroom. I
love that I am essentially “trying out” the product before I go through the
hassle of purchasing the book. Really, you might want to just try them out with
your students first to make sure they are a hit. In this teaching business,
every penny counts. This system works great for me, because I have so many
books I’ve purchased that never get read because they just aren’t appropriate
for my students.
a list soon! My goal is to do a monthly book list that I’ve researched myself,
so I can hopefully help others that teach similar populations find books that
will work for their students as well. I am hoping to help bring more literacy
into your autism classroom!