Each Saturday I am going to post a link for Special Needs Bloggers Link Up: Gains and Struggles. Yes I realize I am a day late, but no time like the present to start this. I know I have talked about the Yippe conference over the last few months. One of the things that I really liked was taking the time for our group to talk about the gains. It was amazing being able to share with people who understand that a gain is a big deal. Not that people don’t understand, but some don’t understand how the littlest gain is a big deal in the special needs world. I don’t want to sugar coat things either so if you need support for a certain struggle. Well then you got it. It meant the world to me to have “like minded” people around me who understood what it is like to be a special needs parent. It became a new normal. The conference ended and we all still keep in touch via email/facebook/facebook group. I would love to see more of this in the blogging world.
Do you use unit studies as a way to teach? My kids absolutely love the different unit studies we have worked on. We do unit studies in both science and history a lot of the times. Depends on what we are working on. I recently had the chance to review a christian unit study that covered many different subjects. We recently received a pdf review copy for Walking with the Waodani by Home School Adventure Co. This particular unit study is meant for middle school and up.
We have been focusing on different things in transition. For us it is work in progress but we are getting there. The links I am sharing came from one of the conferences I have attended. I did get a list of both paid and free links. If your like me your not really going to be interested in the links you have to pay for. After all there is a ton of information on the WWW. I hope you find these links useful as you and your child start your journey on transition.
Comprehensive Transition Assessments
I have been looking for a really good language arts curriculum for my daughter for a while now. I have wanted the curriculum itself to include handwriting, poetry, and of course grammar. Well I have been blessed with being able to review the curriculum I have been looking for: Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level B by Eclectic Foundations. This particular level is for grades 1 – 2.
Sometimes we get so caught up in our curriculum that it is really nice to be able to take a break and read books that will inspire even more learning. I love it when my daughter is curious and I can do interest led learning. We recently had the chance to review Florida’s Treasure Coast ~ Here We Come! by By the Way Book Series. While reading this book it really inspired my daughter to want to learn more about things as well as look things up.