So many things have happened since my last post in January. In alignment with our PBIS training for behavior interventions, we have expanded our interventions to meet the needs of our Tier 2 students, or our top 15% of students with behavioral support needs. Our school has been using Check In Check Out (CICO) since the beginning of the school year and it has been very effective for most of our students who participate. There is still, however, some students who still need more support. In order to meet their needs, we have implemented our Social-Academic Intervention Groups (SAIG). I piloted three groups this semester. I had an Impulse Control group and an Organization group in third grade, and an Impulse Control group in fourth grade. I was extremely happy with how the groups went, considering I created the 'curriculum' on the fly! I learned a lot from my pilot groups, and even had the third grade Impulse Control group request to continue. I am glad they did, because I had attended the Social Thinking conference in Chicago right before the group was originally supposed to end. Since our continuation I have introduced the Superflex curriculum. They are absolutely hooked! I am excited to practice a few more things with them before I create a set curriculum over the summer.
I am hoping to post some more lesson and activity ideas in the near future, but right now I am out of time!