Welcome to this week’s Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp! If you’re a special needs family and/or homeschooler looking for support, encouragement, and inspiration you’ve come to the right place!
Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and productive week! I want to invite you all to check out my You Tube Channel! I have been vlogging our very real lives there for three to five days a week!
You can get to know us better and see our exciting lives and adventures unfold right before your very eyes! You can even subscribe if you want! Click HERE to get to my channel! I’ll also be adding our vlogs from this week down below!
Finding the coin got even Jeremiah interested in something other than playing games! Although he was still online he did an internet search and discovered that our coin was a 1937 King George VI Penny! King George took over the thrown when Edward the VIII gave it up to marry Wallis Simpson, a divorced American woman and it is worth $3.60!
But what kind of coin it is wasn’t the real mystery! The real mystery was how did the penny make it’s way into our bathroom? Well, it turned out that my husband had found it in the basement and for some reason left it in the bathroom! We already knew that the man we bought our house from served over in Europe during WWII. He must have brought home the coin with him when he came home as a souvenir!
Bethany has been enjoying her time swimming at the pool with Kristen, but she has also been behaving very aggressively at home. She’s been extremely grouchy and difficult to get along with one minute and the next minute shes back to being chipper and cheery! Her mood swings have been pretty drastic. But, I’m very happy to report that although she has been somewhat aggressive, she has NOT resorted to violence!
Her behavior specialist has written up and designed her behavior plan, which I must say is not that much different than what we have already been doing with her. But it incorporates using a a visual that I think will be helpful in reminding her of what is expected and that there will be some sort of reward for good behavior. The tricky part will be for me to be consistent in implementing the plan!
Bethany has also accomplished a lot more work than usual this week! She has been working hard on patterns- her favorite activity! She’s used Pattern Play and a peg board to copy patterns. She’s also worked on sight words, the continents, and math this week! I found some educational magnet sets at Dollar Tree that she seems to really enjoy working with.
I ordered some items to put together an obstacle course for Bethany and her social club friends, but everyone here at home has been enjoying our bucket stepping stones and squishy stepping dots too! We are going to try them out at Flash Club this Sunday!
That’s about it for this week! You can see more detail about what you’ve just read in the videos below! For some reason the first one has the same thumbnail as the second one but it is really a different video. It’s really the Obstacle Course and Continent video!
In case you missed them:
Extinguishing Negative Behaviors in Children With Special Needs
- A Task Force to Improve Police Interactions With Special Needs Individuals
- What is a Vagus Nerve Stimulator?
- What is a Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma?
- Help with homeschooling a struggling learner.
- Environmental Enrichment Therapy for Autism
- Temple Grandin’s Book, The Way I See It