I love brain breaks. I don’t love when I hear others saying that their students earned a brain break. Students shouldn’t earn brain breaks. Hearing someone say that their class earned a brain break just seems backwards to me. Brain breaks are something that students NEED and should not be skipped if the class didn’t “earn” them. I’m not saying that students shouldn’t have the opportunity to do them after they’ve worked hard or a job well done. I’m saying that they should be looked at as a NEED and not as a extra.
This week we tried out a Halloween themed sensory bag. I used it at home and school! I made it exactly like I made my previous sensory bags. You can see how they were made in this post. Instead of adding sequins, sparkles or poms I decided to add Halloween themed critters to the bags.
A year into motherhood I’ve found some resources that have made my life so much easier. Pre-children I browsed stores at will looking for the best fashions and deals. I could spend hours researching different styles and outfits. I also had time to lay by the television and relax practically every night. Nowadays things aren’t the […]
I love shape sorters (affiliate link). I’ve tried a DIY shape sorter for C and I’ve received one as a gift. They both are great, however C plays with them for about two seconds. He just wants to move, especially now that he is walking. As a physical therapist I’m always thinking “big” since I work to enhance […]
I don’t know why I haven’t gotten around until writing about this until now! We are big quinoa fans around here! It’s healthy and easy to throw together into a meal. My favorite recipe is my Mexican style quinoa. It’s a staple meal around here, however I needed a recipe that I could put together for […]
I can’t believe that September has come and gone! It has been a whirlwind with going back to school after a year off. Lots of organizing and getting things back on track. It also happened to be my second full month on Teachers Pay Teachers. I was quite happy with how the month went considering […]
We truly don’t need any more flashing or loud toys at our house. I don’t know how many times I’ve walk by our toy basket and had some random toy go off. I believe that some of the best options for playrooms or gifts for little ones are missed since they aren’t always on the shelves […]
I’ve been busy searching for motor and sensory ideas that I can incorporate into a sea theme. I’m really excited about some of the ideas that I came across. These were my my favorite ideas and can be modified for various age ranges.
It’s no secret that we love to play with water around here. Our water table has been in use this summer and fall…so has the dog dish. This past week we added a little fun to our water play. I recently picked up a bunch of Halloween themed spiders, flies, and bugs in the dollar aisle. […]
I finally had some time to breathe last weekend! The beginning of the school year has been crazy for me. I decided to tackle the task of freezing apples for the year. Honestly, I never even considered freezing apples until last year. My mom mentioned that she had done it and it was easy. So, I […]
I’m always looking for ways to motivate my students that I work with in school. There are many different ways to try to encourage kids to walk, but for some of them I needed to be a bit more creative. The kids are working hard and motivation is key! I came across a post about Jingle […]