special ed. - Learn at Home Supplements

IEPs and i-Ready
  • If your child qualifies for services with an IEP goal in either reading or math, they likely are able to access i-Ready instruction.  Please check with their special education teacher to see if participating at home is recommended.  If so, here is the website i-Ready.com/AtHome.  You'll find a wealth of information to use over the next few weeks.  I especially liked the grade level packets. 

  • Click into the Guidance for families for a step by step tutorial. Scroll through and you will see a link to it.  iReady is accessible on computers, laptops, chromebooks, and newer i-pads (compatible with iOS11).  It is not accessible on Smartphones.

  • It is important to know that should your child fail a lesson twice (60% pass rate), he/she/they will not be able to move forward with lessons until there is a reset to  instruction.   In the event that a reset needs to occur, you  can reach out to the student’s special education teacher or Heather Gibbons (Special Education PD TOSA) for a reset within 24 hours of the request.  

Week 1

Introduction to the Zones
(play games, create zones out of construction paper)

  • Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red paper posted on the wall as visual reminders

  • Ask questions about how students are feeling.

Week 2
Understanding and labeling Blue Zone and Yellow Zone

Day 1: Blue Zone

  • Have your student create a poster with stickers, emojis, etc., that represents them.

  • Discuss briefly the Blue Zone with highlight to depressed, sad, tired and sick

  • Come put one or two of your emojis that are in the blue zone on my sheet of paper

  • Pass out Blue Zone matching worksheet

Day 2: Blue Zone continued

  • Reintroduce the Blue zone and have your student demonstrate (with facial expression, emojis, etc.,) some of the feelings that are in the blue zone. 

  • Play the M & M game where if you get any color other than blue you don’t have to share, but if you get blue you have to give an example of a scenario that would lead to a blue zone feeling.  

  • Read a book or watch a show and ask your student to identify characters or situations that are related to the blue zone.

Day 3: Yellow Zone

  • Review Yellow Zone emotions and have them identify emojis, facial expressions, or feelings that are in the yellow zone. 

  • Read a book or watch a show and ask your student to identify characters or situations that are related to the yellow zone.

  • Yellow Zone matching worksheet

Day 4: Yellow Zone continued

  • Discuss worried and frustrated emotions then add to the poster they made the first day. Use yellow zone pictures, expressions, etc. 

  • Yellow Zone Tic-Tac-Toe game (kids have to say which emotion is identified in the chosen square before making the mark)

Day 5: Free play Friday

  • Picture or description of high and low of week then allowed to play a reciprocal game (uno, card games, board games, etc.) with clear behavior expectation

Week 3
Green Zone and Red Zone

Day 1: Introduction to Green Zone

  • Have a brief discussion of what emotions fall into Green Zone-Ready to Go Zone (pick 4)

  • Do the Green Zone Matching Activity

Day 2: 

  • Review emotions in Green Zone

  • Green Zone Tic-Tac-Toe

Day 3:

  • Introduction to Red Zone emotions (ie. Angry, Aggressive, Yelling, Terrified, Out of control

  • M & M game (if you draw a red then you have to share something that would cause Red Zone emotion)

  • Red Zone Matching Sheet

Day 4:

  • Red Zone Recap

  • Watch a show or clip or read a book and identify characters are situations that are related to the Red Zone

Day 5: Introduction to Coping Strategies 

  • Watch You Tube Video-Why do we lose control of our emotions (https://youtu.be/3bKuoH8CkFc)

  • Have students draw 2 things that help them calm when upset