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Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Think ‘N Roll

One of my students really likes this thingy called a “Think ‘N Roll”. It is a tool for fidgeting feet.
It can make noise so I have cautioned students that when that happens it is no longer an effective tool helping them to listen and will be put away for a time.
This is discreet, keeps kids from tipping the chair, and it is simple to add or remove. It costs $9. at School Specialty Canada. Unfortunately shipping and handling can add a chunk but I was ordering a bunch of stuff since there are some neat tools available.

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Anyone Have a Chromebook?

Our school now has a class set of chrome books in grade 8. This meant I wanted to figure out accessibility options. ChromeVox is a text to speech option on the Chromebook. It took awhile but I think I’ve finally figured out how to use it. I made a little laminated card that students can stick right to their Chromebook (although one student of mine does not want it visible and I respect that). Message me if you need a downloadable copy.

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The Cabinet of Many Colours

The Cabinet of Many Colours

I moved to a smaller classroom. Time to get creative with the furniture. This is an old microwave cart. My husband helped me make it into a storage and display cabinet on one side and a pocket chart and chart paper holder on the other. The cabinet is on wheels. I like keeping my classroom simple and uncluttered. With this multipurpose cabinet I don’t have to make all these things visible at once.

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Get to Know Eachother Free Downloadable Activity

I found this free activity that I made for students that struggle with speech and language but I think it would be a great activity for a class or small group at the beginning of the year. Click here.

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