An Autism Connection

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back To School Pin Party

I am joining  the Autism Tank, one of my favorite blogs, for her pinning linky party.

 I have been spending way too much time on Pinterest lately, into the wee hours of the night to the point of addiction, so this one was easy. Basically, since I am starting a brand new Autism program, I am starting from scratch so I need everything, for every subject.

Here are my pins:

1. This one is my most favorite pin. I am not technologically inclined, as I have mentioned over and over again, but I want to improve my skills this year. I want this to be one of my first projects, and part of an "All About Me" unit that I want to do the first week or so of school. I hope to complete this photo part of it the quickly so I can have them on display for Open House. This is from Matt Gomez' blog and he has some wonderful technology hints and advice. I love how it is visual and think my students and their parents will love it . His post says you can also just add words, so I might try them both. His blog, and Matt Sutton's Digital Divide and Conquer are my go- tos for all things technology.

2. I wrote a mini-grant to my schools PTSA for an iPod touch and an IPad, and it was granted to me, yay. They want Data to prove it was a good investment, so I am looking for tons of Apps to use for my students and found this one for social skills. It has 100's of apps, with an approximation of the cost, since it was compiled in 2012. It was put together by Jessica Chase, who is an SLP. Now I just need to figure out how to prove it to them with data.

3. I know this is supposed to be back to school, but I found these cute painted pumpkins that I thought I would try with my class at the beginning of October. Then we could have them as decorations before I send them home. Next to Christmas, this is my favorite Holiday.

4. I have limited storage space in my room. It's a brand new building, just 2 years old, but whoever designed it was not a teacher. There is no built in storage whatsoever, so I have some  stand alone cupboards and some book shelves and that is it. I need something to store classroom supplies by my whiteboard, where we will be having 3 groups throughout the day: Morning group, ULS (Unique Learning System for science/social studies) group, and our reading groups.I need something sturdy since the supplies will be used a lot. I found this great organizer on Kindergarten Kel's blog that you can get at IKEA. I hope they'll let me drill holes in the wall.

5.  Finally, here is another list of iPad apps, but in a wheel form, that I could put on my bulletin board by my desk. It is a little more comprehensive.

1 comment:

  1. I have those IKEA organizers too! I love them and they are super cheap. I hope my school doesn't mind, because I just drilled holes in the wall without asking (oops?!). Thanks for linking up!! Hailey from Autism Tank