Most of the kids in my class are high functioning and can talk carrying on a conversation, but their social skills are lacking. The way my class is structured into zones (read this post about zones), we don't have a lot of group time other than recess and gym, so I need to plan time for some of those kids to play board games and talk bout how to use manners etc. If anyone has any suggestions please help.
1) some of my kids are non verbal or not able to answer "WH" questions about past events
2) I track their behavior IEPs on these daily sheets, which the parents sign and return the next day
I want to send more positive notes home, because we are constantly working on behaviors and my daily notes unfortunately tend to consist of what the student did poorly on that day. I would really like to send a completely separate note home or a mid day email to the parents, but I barely have time to fill out their daily sheets. Again lacking time....
As I mentioned above, I take daily data on the most serious behaviors (self abusive, disruptions to learning, and other dangerous or unsafe behaviors), but that does not mean those are all the behaviors my students have. They also go through phases where a behavior will occur for some time and then disappear or reappear. I need to take more data on their behaviors to track the antecedents, frequency, or duration. This will help me understand how to redirect the behaviors best or extinguish them completely.
This has been fun and I hope I can have a follow up next year to see how I did. Join in the linky at Finding JOY in 6th.