Monday, December 15, 2014

Pajama Day for Special Needs Learners

I'm sure this may vary with your student group from year to year, just as it has with mine, but the idea of pajama day isn't always easy for some of our special needs learners. Particularly those with autism. Trying to understand the concept behind wearing pajamas to school when they've always been told they have to get dressed in the morning and wear clothes to school can be quite challenging for some.

This year, along with our letter about pajama day, I have decided to send home some additional resources to families for pajama day.

I've included some tips and tricks for preparing your child for pajama day, as well as a one page social story for families to review with their child before pajama day.

If you are interested in this pack you'll get the items mentioned above, plus a letter to families and a reminder to send home the day before pajama day. All of this for {free}!

In my classroom, on pajama day, we also show a movie, have hot chocolate and cookies. We keep our daily routine as close to the same as possible. We turn on the movie during free center play so the students have the option to watch or play with toys. At such a young age, for a lot of students, sitting still through a whole movie isn't always realistic.

Do you have any tips for a smooth pajama day in the classroom??



Pennie said...

This is the best. Perfect for our special needs kids and their parents. Thanks for creating and teaching ...and sharing.:o)

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