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Thoughts of Spring!

So… we’ve basically gone to school a day and a half in the past two weeks here in NC. I’m not saying I hate it, BUT I am not loving wiping out on the concrete on a daily basis while I walk my dog. The ice has gooooot to go. I am ready for Spring….

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St. Patty’s Day Packs & a HUGE TPT Super Sale Coming!!

If you follow me on Instagram, you are probably aware that I am getting prepped and ready for some Shamrock fun for the next few weeks at school. I love teaching through themes and March is going to be all about St. Patty’s Day, Dr. Suess, and Nutrition! Here’s a look at some of the…

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Slowing Down the Day: The Importance of Teaching Life Skills

As a teacher of a very busy classroom, sometimes I catch myself forgetting to slow down. I get super wrapped up in time, rushing through the schedule to make sure we cover everything that day, that I zip a student’s coat before giving him a chance to do it first, or I jump at the…

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Giving the Sensory Room a Purpose {Circuit Training}

I am not a huge gym junkie. I’ll go through phases where I’ll join a gym, plan to go daily after school, pack my clothes, and then I’ll find an excuse not to go. When I do make it, I am overwhelmed by the amount of equipment offered to me to use, and the fact…

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February SPED Blog Hop!

I hope ya’ll enjoyed Valentine’s day! I am so excited to bring you a special FREEBIE to use next month. St. Patty’s Day is such a fun experience for our kiddos. Lots and lots of green and gold in our work tasks, and of course rainbows everywhere! Every month, I come out with a few…

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Helping Our Students With Writing

Our writing station is one of my favorite places in the classroom! I love that the students work on SO many different skills with just one writing activity. I always use my Sentence Builder packs at our writing station, and vary the levels based on the students. Below are a TON of pictures to show…

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Life Skills Lesson: Mailing a Letter

Ah, I honestly don’t want Valentine’s Day to ever come (except for the 50 shades of Grey movie, obvs). But in all serious ya’ll, the activities are just too.darn.cute!! In our class, we have a structured story time where I will try very hard to keep my friends’ attention through a story. Don’t get me…

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Easy Art = Easy Set-up

I love how many different skills an art activity can cover – attributes, following directions, cutting, fine motor, etc. In our classroom, we complete one art activity per day. These activities are prepped ahead of time and organized in bins for the week. Students use picture directions to complete the projects as independently as possible…

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Little Bit of Love SALE & SPED Blogger February Fun!

Oh, how I LOVE LOVE LOVE Valentine’s Day! I love it so so much… I’m throwing a SALE! Go grab you some Valentine’s Goodies today and tomorrow for 20% off! WOOT WOOT! Here are a few of my favorites!   Today also marks the first day of our Special Educators Bloghop! Be sure to head…

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February Work Tasks {Valentine’s Day FREEBIE!}

Ohhhh, I think it’s no secret I looove me some themed work tasks for all my classroom cuties! Not only do work tasks allow me to get my craft on, they also allow me to sneak in assessments and skills in fun ways, so my students are super pumped about getting their work on.  I…

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