How to Make an Irresistible Booms Fun Fold Card

February 11, 2023 3 min read

I just love this new “Irresistible Blooms” stamp set/die bundle and “Hello, Irresistible” Designer Series Paper (DSP). And I love this simple be effective fun fold card design which shows off the DSP. These will be available March 1, 2023, but you can get them sooner when you add them…

Video Tutorial: Share a Milkshake and Celebrate!

January 13, 2023 2 min read

Note: I am just starting this Art Blog. This post isn’t quite done, but I have published it here as a placeholder, while I get everything set up. Thanks for being patient with me. Soon I will have more photos and directions. I have started a YouTube Channel. My goal…

Strategies to Improve One-Handed Scissor Skills

May 1, 2022 14 min read

In this podcast episode, I will share strategies to improve one-handed scissor skills. First, I go over some strategies for beginning cutters, whether the child has a weakness/disability with a hand/arm or not. Then I go over strategies and adaptations for holding the paper, and rotating paper when cutting with one hand. Finally, I also talk a little bit about adaptive scissors.

Morning Meeting Ideas for Multi-Grade Special Ed Classes

November 26, 2021 3 min read

When I had a wider variety of grades, I found that the older grades got bored with morning meeting activities for the younger students, which led to the younger kids being distracted by the older students. So I had to totally think out of the box and change everything around. I loved how it worked out and it helped with transitions at the end of the day.

In this podcast episode, I talk about ways to change WHEN you have morning meeting, WHAT activities you might do for different levels of students, and HOW you might consider changing your schedule. You might end up solving other issues as well!! This podcast episode is pretty short so give it a listen! Click on the audio player below or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Adaptive Wheelchair Costumes

October 15, 2021 9 min read

Have you seen or heard of wheelchair costumes where a child’s wheelchair (or another mobility device) is turned into part of the costume? Well, it’s October 15th, and many kids have probably already planned out their Halloween costumes. But what about kids who use wheelchairs? Do they feel like they…