{I Have a Dream} Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Projects for Kids

{I Have a Dream} Martin Luther King Jr. Activities and Projects for Kids

Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have a Dream. MLK Day can be fun, serious, educational and thoughtful. Here are activities and projects for kids to make the day memorable, including “I have a dream speech” activities. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I…

Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing Activities | Free | Printable PDF

Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing Activities | Free | Printable PDF

Valentine’s Day Directed Drawing I like Valentine’s Day for a lot of reasons. Sure, I can concede that it’s partly a made-up holiday fueled by the American marketing machine and consumerism. But, I can’t hate on a day dedicated to celebrating love and friendship. Plus, it’s a bright spot in a dreary part of the…

180 Printable Lunch Box Jokes | Free | Tween | Holidays | Summer

180 Printable Lunch Box Jokes | Free | Tween | Holidays | Summer

Lunch Box Jokes If you asked my son, he’ll tell you that he’s too old for me to be putting things in his lunch box, like printable lunch box jokes. He’s 12. He rolls his eyes at dad jokes, which are plentiful around here. And, he dutifully packs his own lunch every evening. It’s part…

6 Reasons to STOP Assigning a Mental Age to Disabled Students

6 Reasons to STOP Assigning a Mental Age to Disabled Students

Mental Age I guess it’s a coping mechanism. Or a way of trying to parent and better understand our kids. But it’s also an antiquated practice that needs to go. I’m talking about assigning a mental age to our kids. In particular, this happens with students who are intellectually disabled or autistic, or both. You…

How to Create Calming Classroom Decor | Decrease Visual Clutter | Increase Focus

How to Create Calming Classroom Decor | Decrease Visual Clutter | Increase Focus

Calming Classroom Decor Look, I love teachers. They are totally underappreciated and the whipping boy for “all things bad” with society and schools. But classroom decor? Yikes! Lots of room for improvement based on some of the classrooms I’ve been in. And, attending IEP meetings all over the Philadelphia region, I’m in a lot of…

Snowman ☃️ and Snowflake ❄️ Coloring Pages | Free | Worksheets | Preschool + Toddler

Snowman ☃️ and Snowflake ❄️ Coloring Pages | Free | Worksheets | Preschool + Toddler

Snowman Snowflake Coloring Pages Once the holidays are over, it’s time to start thinking about snowflakes and snowmen. I find them just as festive as the holidays and I keep many snow themed decorations up until about Presidents’ Weekend. Since I try to make everything multi sensory for Kevin, it’s only natural that I would…

Free Groundhog Day Activities for Kids | How Accurate is Groundhog Day?

Free Groundhog Day Activities for Kids | How Accurate is Groundhog Day?

Groundhog Day Activities I’m born and raised in Pennsylvania, so maybe I have a skewed vision of Groundhog Day. I mean the day, not the movie. Groundhog Day is a big deal here, as the whole world looks to the little town of Punxsutawney PA every February 2. Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather…

Kid Friendly Weekly Dinner Menu Planner | PDF | Free

Kid Friendly Weekly Dinner Menu Planner | PDF | Free

Kid Friendly Weekly Dinner Menu I don’t know about you, but summers around here tend to be a free for all. All my organization, scheduling, meal planning, bedtimes…it all pretty much goes out the window. It’s nice for a while. And most of our meals are kid friendly. But when school starts and cooler temperatures…

15 Super Relatable IEP Memes for Moms | IEP Meeting Memes

15 Super Relatable IEP Memes for Moms | IEP Meeting Memes

IEP Memes One of the greatest things to come out of the internet and social media is memes. And the IEP process gives us no shortage of ways to laugh at ourselves. I mean, we must have a sense of humor about these things, right? So, with that in mind, I looked at my Facebook…