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Helping Students with Autism Transition to Middle School

In my county, students go to middle school in 5th grade. For students with autism, this transition can be suuuuper scary, especially for the parents. Incase you need some ideas to give parents or for yourself on how to help your students (even those transitioning to high school), go visit this site: Getting Ready for…

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Great Fluency Resource

A lot of my students struggle with fluency on top of their struggle with reading. Although most of them are able to pick apart a word based on learning reading strategies, they still struggle with their fluency when reading a passage out loud. On top of decoding, I have been using a fluency program my county…

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Graphic Organizer Freebie

Hi loves, Just wanted to drop by on this relaxing Sunday to leave you with a freebie and a link to an awesome giveaway going on over at Teaching And Tapas! I use this graphic organizer every week after I read the weekly story with my small groups. Since I pull so many students at different…

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Division with Manipulatives

This post is going to be quick, but still has a nice little tip in it. My students HAVE to have hands-on manipulatives in math. It helps them so much and fully engages them into the concept they are working on. To introduce division, I went full hands-on using colored tiles, slates, markers/erasers. During this…

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LIEBSTER X2

Leigh from The Applicious Teacher was such a sweetie for nominating me for the Liebster Award! This is my second time being nominated — I’m so grateful! When you get a chance, go check her out! & here are the answers to Leigh’s Questions: Thanks for the nomination, Leigh!

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IEP Checklist FREEBIE & Caseload Binder

Since I am a control freak and checklist-obsessed, I created this little puppy to help me stay on track when I have an IEP meeting coming up for one of my students. I figured if it was helpful for me, it may be helpful for another SPED teacher. Anything to lighten the load! If you want a free copy, click…

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Comparing Numbers

I am a math lover, but doing a lesson on comparing numbers can be booooooooring.. and my little lovebugs will agree! I try to make anything and everything into a game/hands-on activity because my clientel of students tend to be a little distracted, fidgety, and totally uninterested in normal math bookwork. So, to get over this little…

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Human Number Line

As a little introduction lesson to number lines, I decided to do a little movement activity. First I had the students help me fill in a number like that was missing some numbers on it. Then, we did a short activity on greater than/less than on the table. To do this, I would pick two…

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Snow Day Accomplishments!

Don’t you hate it when those that are not teachers LOVE to bring up the fact that our jobs are cake because we get off at 3 and have summers off. Those same people always have snide remarks about snow days. Well I would like to say that we had a snow day today, and…

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Magic E Featuring Long A Vowel & TARGET FINDS

We are finally getting through some Phonic instruction without all the awful inturruption of Benchmarking. This week, we had a little fun with my newest packet….   The Incredible, Magical “e” – Featuring Long Vowel “a” To introduce this magical creature, I started with a little mini-lesson on example and non-example words and had…

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