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Using the Buddy System to Create Peer Relationships Between Special Education Students and General Education Students

Similar to many elementary schools around the country, our school has 4 low incidence classroom programs, housing students with autism and developmental disabilities. As a teacher of one of the autism classrooms, building social skills in my 5 to 8 year olds is a major priority. Problem is, with a classroom of 8 students with…

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Color Coding Your Classroom For MAXIMUM ORGANIZATION

  Today I want to share with you about my “color-coding” classroom organizational system. Although it sounds silly, assigning my students a color at the beginning of the school year is my go-to for organization. It has saved my sanity. With 3 instructional assistants, a lead teacher, and a student teacher, keeping data and student…

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SPED Back to School Tips & Freebies (E-book & Giveaway!)

Back to School is thisclose to happening. We have a month. A MONTH!!!! Too soon.. I know. Personally, I start preparing for a new school year during the last month of the current school year. Those first few months back to school can be hectic, especially if you have new staff (if you have teaching…

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VEGAS SALE — Plus, #speddollardeals TODAY ONLY!

While I’m enjoying Vegas with some of my favorite blogger ladies, treat yourself to a sale Wednesday through Friday!  20% off my entire store!  PLUS… be on the look out for the DOLLAR DEALS that will be popping up TODAY ONLY on TPT!  Just search #speddollardeals in the search box and you’ll find all the…

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Back to School Books for Week 3: ABCs, 123s, and Colors!

Below are the books we will be reading for the third week back to school. My district goes back to school the last full week of August, so we will be focusing on “Back to School” topics for the first three weeks of school. The following books focus on the theme “ABCs, 123s, and Colors.” It’s perfect…

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Back to School Books for Week 2: Animals at School

Below are the books we will be reading for the second week back to school. My district goes back to school the last full week of August, so we will be focusing on “Back to School” topics for the first three weeks of school. The following books focus on the theme “Animals At School.” Incase you missed…

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Back to School Books for Week 1: All About School

Below are the books we will be reading for the first week back to school. My district goes back to school the last full week of August, so we will be focusing on “Back to School” topics for the first three weeks of school. The following books focus on school supply vocabulary, people and places at the…

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Back to School Books Series

For this coming school year, I’ve decided to plan WAY ahead. Hence, I’m working on back to school plans and it’s the first of July. Last year, I created a personal goal to create a literacy rich autism classroom. I used to be daunted by read alouds in my classroom because sometimes they were a…

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