Our classroom teachers have started a new ELA unit in the curriculum: personal narratives. The literature options are PLENTIFUL. One teacher recommended "I Like Me" by Nancy Carlson where the main character is a pig who really likes herself and shares all the reasons why. We took the opportunity to create a "How to Make… Continue reading How to Make a Pig JAR
One of our 12:1:1 classes has been involved with an ongoing series at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. They have had the opportunity to see the gardens throughout the different seasons and have taken part in lessons to build vocabulary and plant their own flowers. On one of their most recent trips, they got to see… Continue reading Making Cherry Blossom Trees
Consider this the first installment of what I hope will be a weekly recap of collaborative JARS lessons. In the spirit of "Cinco de Mayo," I worked with a fellow SLP and one of our favorite special education classroom teachers to facilitate a silly, fun and engaging routine activity. We started out with a dramatic… Continue reading Making Silly Tacos
If you do a google search on the words “JAR” or “JARs” you’re likely to get a lot of catalog pictures of sealed containers and some miscellanous tech artiles about Java file formats. But JARs have an entirely different meaning in the special education and speech-language pathology world. A Joint Action Routine (JAR) or Joint… Continue reading What is a JAR?