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Introducing the Student of the Week!

In my previous blog, The Power of Kind Words, I wrote about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and how the Elizabeth Lee Black School teachers design lessons based on the core principles of PBIS. These principles emphasize the importance … Continue reading

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How Autism Awareness has Improved Over Time

It’s hard to believe, but April has been recognized as Autism Awareness month since 2007.   I started writing about it in 2012.  That is the year that I began my blog…9 years ago! As I look back over the years, I … Continue reading

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Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day!

Sunday was World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a day to promote awareness, understanding, and support for persons with Down syndrome.  Did you know that even the date itself, 3/21, has meaning? It was selected because of the triplication of the … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you look in any of our classrooms, you will see every shade of green that you can imagine. Wendy Sadlier, our head “chef,” is offering Reuben sandwiches in the cafeteria and Irish music is playing … Continue reading

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2020: Looking back at how the Elizabeth Lee Black School moved forward through a pandemic

Can you believe it?  It was just about one year ago that the Governor closed all schools in Pennsylvania.  It was supposed to be for two weeks.  Little did we know then that it would last to September! Yes, COVID … Continue reading

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Read Across America Week and Why Reading Matters

Which American writer has had the greatest impact on children’s literature?  His birthday, March 2nd, is the date that is annually designated as Read Across America day.  Yes, you’re right – it is Dr. Seuss! As we began planning Dr. … Continue reading

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ELBS went virtual to celebrate Digital Learning Day!

It may be difficult to believe, but Digital Learning Day (DLD) is today, February 25th! It seems like yesterday that we were in the gym welcoming our exhibitors, staff, and friends from the community for last year’s event. And then … Continue reading

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Teaching Kindness

Ryan and I have been looking forward to today, Random Act of Kindness Day, and have been talking about how we should participate. We decided that every day, each of us will do a special act of kindness and, at … Continue reading

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Fun, At Home Valentine’s Day Activities

Now that we are in February, I am sure that many of us are looking forward to Valentine’s Day and thinking about what fun activities we can do with our children. So, I asked our teachers if they had some … Continue reading

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The Power of Kind Words

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on all of our lives. Many children and adults are experiencing stress, anxiety, sadness and loneliness. In fact, 86% of doctors around the world believe that mental health issues and depression will … Continue reading

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