The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything

This week, we read The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.  It’s a fun, repeating story with lots of fun sounds to make.  On Thursday, we put on scarecrow clothes to play each part of the story.  Our vocabulary words this week were:

  • shoes
  • pants
  • shirt
  • gloves
  • hat
  • pumpkin head

Our Univseral Core Vocabulary words of the week were:  she, not, and go.

She Not Go
Core Words: She, Not, Go

All three classes decided they are most afraid of SPIDERS!!!!  If you go to you will find our vocabulary words, a read-aloud version of the story, and a song version of the story.

Creepy Crawly Week

In our elementary classes, we read The Very Busy Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.  Our song was the Itsy Bitsy Spider and we played with our new light box.  (If you are feeling ambitious, the DIY light box instructions can be found here and are very inexpensive to make for your own home language fun!  I used an led camping light.  Our words of the week were SHE and WANT.  Links to vocabulary and song can be found on YouTube:

In our middle school class, we read the book Hairy, Not Scary.  This story was written by a Lifeskills high school class and talked about two students who wrote a report about tarantulas.  Our class then wrote their own book.  The Spider Book  Please take a peek at this great story.  We took turns reading it to each other and then lent the book to our friends in elementary school.  They loved it, too!  Links to this week’s vocabulary and some dancing spiders can be found at  Our words of the week were YOU, NOT and ON. 

Both classes really enjoyed a visit from my pet spider, Harry.  He was very polite and enjoyed the kids taking him on walks.  Everyone was very gentle and no one was scared in the least!





It’s Okay to Be Different

This week, our book during Talking Time was It’s Okay to Be Different, by Todd Parr.  We focused on the universal core words:  IT, HELP, and DIFFERENT.  A video play list of vocabulary word and a read-a-loud version of the book can be found at this link:

week 1 core words: It, help, different

Week 1 core words: It, help, different

Theme vocabulary included:

  • tooth
  • nose
  • colors
  • ears
  • wheels
  • small, medium, large
  • glasses
  • mac & cheese
  • bathtub
  • dancing
  • pet worm
  • mom
  • dad
  • friend
  • mittens
  • squirrel