Today’s freebie is designed to help your kids while saving you time–and as a bonus, send a tool home that their parents can use with the students over break. We all know that many students with autism and similar special needs have difficulty with changes in routine. As such, they often become upset during long breaks.
This is a black-and-white mini-book that the students cut out, assemble, and color the pictures. It comes with a December 2014 and January 2015 calendar. One of the strategies in the book is for students to check their calendar and the books can be sent home so that the families can use it as well.
You can use the book to talk about the upcoming winter break. Have the students find the date that break starts and mark it on the calendars in the book and at the end. Have them find the date that they come back to school and mark that on the calendar in the book and at the end. Then you can send the whole book home for the family to use to review and to show their child the calendar as a reminder of when school starts again. You can even decide not to include specific pages that are not relevant for a student to customize the book.
Click the picture above or HERE to download the free social narrative book from my TPT store. I would love for you to leave feedback about it as well!
Until next time,