Saturday, August 20, 2016

Social Anxiety and ASD

So if your are an ASD parent, chances are that you are already all to aware that social anxiety and lack of appropriate social skills are common issues for our kids.

I think part of what makes it all so much worse, like a loop, are the reactions that come out. Right now we are working with Kekito on identifying common triggers and what is the best way to react.  

To help him create a script of sort in his head of alternative behavior choices, I created a set of task cards full of those common difficult to navigate situations. 

I hope these task cards can help you and your child as well! You can't print out the "freebie" version at my TPT store (as well as some other freebies!).  

If you have your own situations you want to add, the full version also has a blank set of task cards specifically for that!

Have fun working through the cards!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway

Hello everybody!

I'm hoping you had a great summer and are as excited as I am for Fall!  I can't wait for pumpkin everything and adorable costumes.

But first!  Back to school time!  We started homeschooling last year, which is why I was largely absent.  It took a handful of months to find our groove and what works.  I think we have finally gotten there because I have been able to carve out enough time to make some curriculum of our own!



Danny is a reluctant writer, so we are working on ways to write that don't seem like "work," but he still needed some sight word sheets that were not frustrating for him.  I'm happy to say that last night I finished the First grade set of Fry's words and posted the bundle.  For the first two days in the store, you can get the entire bundle for just $4.50!


Kekito is working primarily on social skills and impulse control. I created task cards for us to work though and talk through that can help him remember some alternative ways of handling difficult situations: "I Can Be a Superhero..."

We've decided to school year round, so we are well into our school year and having a great time so far with the flexibility of homeschool.  If you homeschool, I'd love to hear in the comments whether you do year round too!

So to the awesome, fun part!  I am giving away: a $20 Teachers Pay teachers gift card (Trust me, you will want this one!:)), MY sight word bundle, each sight word pack individually, and the I Can Be a Superhero pack!  Just click on the rafflecopter link below to see how!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway

Hello everybody!

I'm hoping you had a great summer and are as excited as I am for Fall!  I can't wait for pumpkin everything and adorable costumes.

But first!  Back to school time!  We started homeschooling last year, which is why I was largely absent.  It took a handful of months to find our groove and what works.  I think we have finally gotten there because I have been able to carve out enough time to make some curriculum of our own!



Danny is a reluctant writer, so we are working on ways to write that don't seem like "work," but he still needed some sight word sheets that were not frustrating for him.  I'm happy to say that last night I finished the First grade set of Fry's words and posted the bundle.  For the first two days in the store, you can get the entire bundle for just $4.50!


Kekito is working primarily on social skills and impulse control. I created task cards for us to work though and talk through that can help him remember some alternative ways of handling difficult situations: "I Can Be a Superhero..."

We've decided to school year round, so we are well into our school year and having a great time so far with the flexibility of homeschool.  If you homeschool, I'd love to hear in the comments whether you do year round too!

So to the awesome, fun part!  I am giving away: a $20 Teachers Pay teachers gift card (Trust me, you will want this one!:)), MY sight word bundle, each sight word pack individually, and the I Can Be a Superhero pack!  Just click on the rafflecopter link below to see how!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, October 16, 2015

SAVE MONEY: How to get the perfect avocado every time!


I used to use Avocados sparingly and intermittently.

I knew they were healthy, and wanted to use them more often; however, they seemed like an expensive waste to me.  I could never quite tell when it was perfectly ripe...not to mention how many I would cut open to find bruises!  I wanted to be able to eat them daily, but that would cost a fortune at the rate I went through them before finding a good one.