150 Sensory Learning Ideas — Special Education and Guest Blogger Inclusive Learning

Free, Simple Sensory Home Learning Activities There are many options for home learning packs and ideas for children who can access worksheets and online teaching resources. Sensory learners need sensory learning ideas. Preferably simple and free ones. This list of 150 (ish) ideas should give you some ideas to try at home, EYFS settings and […] 150 Sensory Learning Ideas — Special Education and Inclusive Learning

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Friday Quote

I appreciate you stopping by today! Please keep your hands washed and don’t overreact, get the facts on what the signs are which need testing. Another important point, don’t go to the hospital. Call your doctor and have your doctor coordinate your arrival to protect others. Have a great weekend! Melinda

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Homemade Makeup Remover

Willow and Sage by Stampington By Amy Knight You Will Need Carrier oil Dark Cloth To Use Dampen face with warm water. Apply small amount of oil to your hands and rub it all over your face, focusing on areas with heavy makeup. Rinse with water and wipe off your face with a dark cloth. Note You can use any carrier oil for this method. Certain oils work better for each skin type. Grapseeed or jojoba oil work great for once-prone skin, while sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil work great for normal skin. Play around with the carrier oil to see which works best for you.

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Easy To Make Soothing Bath Salts *Great For Chronic Pain and Holiday Gift*

Willow and Sage by Stampington Great for people who suffer from chronic pain. For an additional benefit add apple cider vinegar to water when running the bath. You Will Need 4 cups Epsom salt 1/2 cup sea salt (optional) 25-30 drops of essential oils 3/4 cup baking soda Large Bowl Airtight containers To Make Mix the Epsom salt, sea salt, essential oils, and baking soda in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to airtight containers, such as a small glass jar for gifting. You can use any desired scent in your bath salts, but first, make sure to research the type of scent of essential oil that you’ll be using to ensure it’s safe for the bath.

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Easy To Make Soothing Bath Salts *Great For Chronic Pain and Holiday Gift*

Willow and Sage by Stampington Great for people who suffer from chronic pain. For an additional benefit add apple cider vinegar to water when running the bath. You Will Need 4 cups Epsom salt 1/2 cup sea salt (optional) 25-30 drops of essential oils 3/4 cup baking soda Large Bowl Airtight containers To Make Mix the Epsom salt, sea salt, essential oils, and baking soda in a large bowl. Transfer mixture to airtight containers, such as a small glass jar for gifting. You can use any desired scent in your bath salts, but first, make sure to research the type of scent of essential oil that you’ll be using to ensure it’s safe for the bath.

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#SoCS Prompt “dream”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dream.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! Dream or dreaming would seem like an easy topic to write about but dreaming comes in many forms. Dreams I have for the world, for my friends, dreams I have for family and not least dreams I have for myself. I believe one should dream, set a bar higher from where you are and visualize it with all your heart. The problem with dreaming is some people never get past dreaming about something instead of doing something to make the dream come true. In my early 20’s, I wasn’t meeting the type of men I wanted to have a long term relationship with. I dreamed of a nice man to share a respectful relationship with but it was not happening. I had to make a change, get way out of my box and go to where I thought nice men would be. I enrolled in college courses, mostly art, attended wine tastings even though I knew nothing about wine and I went to art galleries to see what my classes were talking about when it came to masterpieces. I’m not a rocket scientist, it didn’t take long, I met professional men, some I dated, others became good friends and most of all I learned a lot about myself. You have to do something to make a dream come true or it just […]

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#SoCS Prompt “nuts”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nuts.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! This is an easy prompt because I’ve been called nuts many times in my life and I love nuts. Let’s start with why someone would call me nuts. I was and still am a tomboy and would do any dare or anything to keep up with the boys when I was younger. We played football, had a bike ramp, used the city culverts as bike ramps and I can’t forget the nutty games we played in the pool. I don’t feel the need to compete with boys/men today but still am a tomboy. Noone is going to limit what I can do or learn. Growing up my grandparents had these 100 year old pecan trees and finding plenty of nuts was never a problem. When I was little gramps and I would collect off the nuts off the ground and sit in lawn chairs cracking, eating and feeding some to the squirells. Gramps reached a point where the squirells would come right up and take a nut out of his hand. I was able to do it one time but as cute as squirells are they carry rabies and I don’t want to find out. I could talk about nuts all day because of gramps, he never went a day without eating pecans, usually grow in the back yard. Have a great […]

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#SoCS Prompt “dress”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun! I’ve read several posts this morning talking about a favorite dress, I have one too. My granny made this black velvet dress with red lace trim for me when I was around 7-8 years old. Oddly enough, I still have the dress, it’s in perfect condition which hard to believe since I was such a tomboy. I also have a purple dress that was my granny’s that I played dress up with as a little girl. I’m not a hoarder by any means……but it’s hard to part with items attached with memories from my grandparents. I have her thimbles, pin cushion, even some sewing needles. I cherish their wedding rings, my gramps wore his on the key ring because he was a mechanic and couldn’t wear jewelry. Maybe I need to address where my head is at this morning since I’m rambling on. Thinking about a dress brought so many memories flooding in, I could write all day about them, but I won’t. Have a great weekend. Thanks for reading, I appreciate you and your awesome comments. Melinda Here are the rules: Your post must be Stream of Consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One […]

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Today In History

1857 Sheffield is a goliath of steel manufacturing in South Yorkshire, England, and now claims the world’s first football team, as Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest meet to form the Sheffield Football Club. The sport will kick around Britain awhile before scoring worldwide popularity. 1945 The United Nations charter, written earlier in the year at a conference in San Francisco, takes effect. The first meetings of the General Assembly and Security Council will take place the following January in London. The New York headquarters will be completed in 1952. 1962 His studio cuts can be mind-blowing, but James Brown and his fans know there’s nothing like seeing the R&B dynamo live, fronting his Famous Flames. When a recording of tonight’s session at the Apollo Theater in Harlem is released as an album, it will rocket up the charts. 2018 A lucky South Carolina resident takes the top Mega Millions prize of $1.537 billion (or a lump sum payout of $877.8 million), the largest lottery prizeever won by an individual. As South Carolina is one of only six states whose laws permit jackpot winners to accept the prize anonymously, the winner’s identity remains a mystery.

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Today in History

    1931 Brooklyn native Al Capone is brought to justice after a violent criminal career, but it’s not a rival’s bullets or a murder conviction that finally does him in. The 32-year-old known as ‘Scarface’ is convicted on tax evasion charges and sentenced to a prison term of 11 years. 1943 After 600 prisoners attempt a daring escape from […]

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Today in History

  1845 Seven professors will teach 50 midshipmen in Annapolis, Maryland, as the Naval School, later known as the United States Naval Academy, begins its first term. Commodore Matthew Perry has helped plan the five-year curriculum, with the first and last year taught on land, and the middle three at sea. 1911 The building of railways by foreign powers in China stokes nationalistic […]

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Today in History

52 BCE The Gallic Wars have raged for eight years, with Julius Caesar leading much of the Roman Republic’s charge against the tribes of Gaul in Western Europe. An inability to band together against their common enemy dooms the Gallic tribes, and the struggle ends at the Battle of Alesia. 1895 Stephen Crane’s novel ‘The Red Badge of Courage‘ is released in book form for the […]

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Citrus Salt Scrub

Willow and Sage by Stampington By Sarah Hauser You will need: YIELDS 12 oz. 1 cup fine sea salt 1/2 cup grapeseed oil Bowl 15-20 drops citrus essential oils Jar To Make: Mix together the sea salt and the grapeseed oil in a bowl or jar. Add essential oils, and mix well. Transfer to a jar for storing or gifting. […]

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#WATWB ‘Defeated’ Mom Gets Support From United Airlines Crew And Passengers During Child Meltdown

‘Defeated’ Mom Gets Support From United Airlines Crew And Passengers During Child Meltdown August 28, 2019 A mother is praising a United Airlines crew and the passengers who supported her while her four-year-old son with autism was having a meltdown on their flight home from a family vacation. Credit: Lori Gabriel This is what Lori Gabriel wrote on Facebook. “So my little flyer (he’s autistic but normally loves to fly) didn’t have such a good flight home. Trying to get him to stay seated was impossible he wanted to sit on the floor in the hall and in first class. Huge thank you to united airlines they accommodated his needs, made sure we were all ok, worked around where he choose to sit. To the lady that wrote me this note in seat 7D thank you, you may not know how much that means to us when we feel defeated. Thank you for helping and being kind just so happens she also works for United. To the man in first class seat 6C you rock thanks for playing with Braysen and not minding him kicking your seat or messing with you! He loved your high fives! Hopefully they will see this you never know with social media how fast word can spread but y’all made our flight less stressful being so understanding! Shout out to the flight attendants Joseph Nation, Heather Bursid, and Rhonda they couldn’t have done a better job. […]

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Today in History

1786 Protesting high taxes and political corruption, American farmers begin a military standoff that closes the federal court in Springfield. Shays’ Rebellionwill eventually be defeated by a private militia, but it will sufficiently rattle national leaders to call for a stronger national government to suppress future uprisings. 1831 English chemist and autodidact Michael Faraday publically demonstrates his discovery of electromagnetism, or as he calls […]

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Today in History

1851 The ‘Auld Mug’ trophy is awarded for the first time to the winners of a sailing race around England’s Isle of Wight. The schooner ‘America’ sails into first place with an ample lead, and so the competition between the world’s best racing yachts will be known as the ‘America’s Cup.’ 1902 Named for the man who founded Detroit in […]

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Today in History

Have a great Woodstock kind of day! I can’t believe I was only seven years old. Stay hydrated. M 1483 Pope Sixtus IV consecrates a chapel in Rome after painters, including Botticelli, have finished their frescos. The ceiling, however, still needs a little work, and 25 years later a new pope will hire Michelangelo to paint what will be considered one of the greatest artworks of all […]

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Today In History

It’s a short post this week, no birthdays. Have an awesome day and stay hydrated. M 1916 After several attempts, an area surrounding the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes is designated as the Hawaii National Park, the first national park in a US territory. In 1961, it will be renamed Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. During summer 2018 the park will be closed to visitors because of explosive eruptions from the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. 1966 Former Eagle Scout, ex-Marine, and engineering student Charles Whitmanmurders his mother and wife, then carries a cache of firearms to the top of a 300-foot tower on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, where in 90 minutes he kills 14 and wounds 32 with sniper fire. 1981 Cashing in on a new form of popular entertainment, the MTV networkdebuts, complete with “video jockeys” (VJs) introducing music videos, a way of both listening to and watching popular songs. The first video shown, ‘Video Killed the Radio Star,’ will prove partially prophetic.

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