Friday Freebie: Making Faces

Today's Friday Freebie is a sample version of my newest 35 page printable packet - Making Faces.  Making faces is a printable set of worksheets whose aim is to help children manage and identify emotions in themselves and in others.
There are 4 worksheet formats within the packet:

1) Find the Face - This worksheet has a scenario for the reader to evaluate, label the emotion felt, and identify the accompanying facial expression.  There are also questions aimed at developing a clearer sense of empathy and how the child can support a friend in such a situation.

2) "Feeling ______________" -
This worksheet walks the reader through a specific emotion.  The reader identifies personal triggers for experiencing this emotion.  The reader then identifies ways they can change that feeling if necessary.

3) Emotion Match Up Cut & Paste -
Because cut & paste is fun!  Seriously though, this is a great addition for kinesthetic learners; a hands on activity to help cement learning.   

4) Today I Am Feeling -
Another great hands on activity that helps the reader to practice awareness and communication of their feelings.  Try using with dry erase markers- laminate or simply use a page protector! 

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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 I Can Be a Superhero , consisting of task cards full of those common difficult to navigate situations. 

I am genuinely hoping that these task cards can help you and your child as well!  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!

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!

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