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Eight Steps to Creating Your Autism Classroom Schedule

When you teach in a special education classroom with such varied ability levels, scheduling can be such a nightmare. If you have to  change your schedule, you’re in for quite a treat with how it may affect your students and even your teacher assistants. Obviously some of our students can be very rigid and a…

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Game Day Giveaway – Plus a FREEBIE!

With a little over a week until the Superbowl, some of my SPED blogging buddies and I wanted to give you a chance to win some fabulous sports related resources to use next week or any time during the year. Sports can be such an “anytime” topic, and they are sure to be a classroom…

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Work Tasks Galore! Do you follow me on Pinterest?

I love days off to do mindless activities, such as organizing my Pinterest boards. I am constantly looking for new tasks to make to keep my kiddos engaged during work times and I find a lot of my activities on Pinterest. If you are like me, you have students that are in different stages of…

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A Peek at Our Week: Winter Clothing, The Mitten, & Prepositions

One of my goals for the new year is to be more organized with this little blog of mine. I love sharing ideas with others, and I absolutely hate when I get out of the groove of blogging. I do best with routines, so I’m hoping this post can be a weekly post for me….

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January Adapted Art Activities

I absolutely love incorporating art into our routine. So many skills are covered with one short activity, such as color identification, following directions, fine motor skills, cutting, matching.. the list goes on. Last month, I created an adapted art pack for my students.  In the art center, I would set out all the materials needed…

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January Work Tasks

A few weeks ago, one of our IRT’s told the staff they would be cleaning out old materials from one of the closets and it was a free for all. Enter hoarder AU teacher (me) and my rolling cart. I got tons of goodies.. blocks, chips, marbles, shapes, dice. ALLLLL the materials to cook up…

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Getting Organized for the New Year

I love organization. I love boxes, binders, file folders, plastic baggies, planners.. if it helps me stay organized and less stressed – I’m totally in. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen all the different ways I like to keep my classroom organized. Our days are VERY fast paced and there is…

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