When we start to face down the home stretch to winter break, it helps to start celebrating holidays to get us through. Now that Halloween in past (whew!), it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving, because it is coming fast! But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some freebies and some resources that will have your students saying Thank you!
THANKSGIVING INTERACTIVE ADAPTED BOOKS
Let’s start with my favorite interactive books. My Thanksgiving books are some of my favorites, at least until I get to the post where I tell you about the winter holiday books! I like them because there are so many things we can teach in literacy and vocabulary, but you can learn things like cooking and outings and more. Let’s take a look.
No matter how you focus on Thanksgiving in your special ed classroom, I’ve got resources and freebies to cover you! #specialed #spedtribe
THANKSGIVING MENU MATH
Next up, let’s look at Thanksgiving Menu Math. Do you have students who need to learn how to go to a restaurant, read the menu, order and pay for it? Menu math is designed just for them. There are varying levels of restaurants and task cards. It focuses on Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant, but it can be used at any time really.
Oh, and as a plus, if you check it out in my store and download the preview...there’s a FREE store and basic cards for FREE!! Yep, free!! Oh, and there’s a matching activity in that free download too--so don’t miss it!
KINDNESS SOCIAL STORY
In addition to giving thanks, this is a good time of year to remember the importance of kindness and doing things for others. Well, really any time of the year should be a good time for that!
You can grab this free kindness social story and graphic organizers for making kindness resolutions. This helps make it concrete what students can do that is kind!
HELP YOUR STUDENTS SAY THANKS
Many times our students have a hard time participating in holidays with family and friends, like Thanksgiving. So a few years ago I wrote a post with some ideas of how to help students with disabilities express their gratitude at Thanksgiving. Everyone should be able to express gratitude they feel. Some just may need to do it in different ways.
And finally, do you do a Thanksgiving dinner in your room that your students cook? My Life Skills Mini Schedules might come in handy in that process. It’s got visuals for cooking, setting the table, cleaning up, and washing the dishes. Grab the Life Skills Schedules here.
Until next time,