Thursday, June 21, 2012
My million dollar idea...Ice Pop Socks...my girls love Pedialite ice pops, and yes I am very aware of how strange that is. The problem was, 1)their hands got cold holding onto it while they ate and 2)they had trouble keeping the ice pop part above the plastic opening. My solution: Ice Pop Sock. I use one of their old socks or a sock who's partner swam away in the wash, it keeps their hands from getting cold, and it keeps the bottom folded up when they get towards the middle of the ice pop. No more constant cutting...and now I have a purpose for old or lonely socks.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I hope I never meet the person who puts clothes in the wash and actually remembers to switch them to the dryer in a timely fashion. Maybe I just really wanted to wash my clothes twice?
My brain is mush by 9:00 every night, add in the ADHD and the chances of you finding the lights on in the kitchen, the refrigerator door open, the ice-cream in the pantry, my car keys in the freezer, and me sound asleep with my shoes on, are not completely unrealistic. I forget to do the most simplest of tasks some nights, so in order to help keep my house and my husband's sanity in tact, i created this handy dandy checklist. This is draft one. I copied it on colored card stock, laminated it, and placed magnets on the back so that I can keep it on the refrigerator. Each night I go through my checklist with a dry erase marker and finish whatever tasks I hadn't completed yet. So far so good!
It's a work in progress!
In order to teach my students how to take responsibility for their actions I use the daily behavior color flip chart and calendar.
Each day every student starts the day off right with a green card showing on the class behavior chart. Throughout the day a student may be asked to flip their card according to their own behavior choices. At the end of the day each student will color in their calendar, they color the date the same color that is showing on the behavior chart at the end of that day. This is a way to track each child’s behavior and set up consequences that are known to the students. It is also very manageable because most of the work is done by the student.
Each night I ask that parents initial the date so that I know that they are aware of their child’s classroom behavior and know to look for notes that may have been sent home.
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have a blog! I'm pretty impressed with myself for actually setting up a blog without breaking the computer! I'm hoping that this site can provide useful tools for parents and teachers who deal with ADHD daily. As I figure out what I'm doing, I'll upload a bunch of material that I have created throughout the years that have helped me as well as my students succeed. Please bear with me as I took this on at the same time as potty training the twins! Pin It Now!