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DIY Magnet Board

I love using up empty wall space to make it more functional for learning at school and at home. Years ago, I hung up this giant oil drip pan from Walmart on the back of a bookcase in our classroom to make it a magnet board. I went through a phase where I literally put…

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My Favorite Literacy Curriculum: Meet Moe!

When we moved to North Carolina years ago, I was offered my first job in a self-contained special education classroom. I had always taught in a resource special ed setting previously, so it was a whole new ball game for me. I remember my first year in that setting, I felt so lost with what to…

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Bunny & Chick Easter Activities

In our classroom, we adore holidays! Below you can find the crafts, read alouds, and other fun activities we will be doing this week to prep up for Easter. Chick Craft Storytime book: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro When we focus on a book in the classroom, I…

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6 Easy Egg Crafts (Free Printable Template)

Easter is right around the corner. Grab the freebie egg printable, some paint, and these basic materials and have some fun with your students! Pick one to do or set up stations at your class easter party so students can do several different crafts for a bulletin board or door decorations.Please note, the links are…

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15 Counting Books for Special Thinkers

  A few days ago, I posted about my favorite hands on counting activities for the classroom. Since I teach students with special needs, a lot of them can take a while to really master counting, which is why I like to use a lot of different types of resources and activities for practicing until…

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Hands On Counting Activities for the Classroom

In our classroom, I have a lot of kiddos that are ready and able to work on beginning math skills such as counting, but cannot write yet. To keep their skills sharp and keep them engaged, we work with a variety of tasks. My writers still love doing these different activities too! At the beginning…

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Rainbow Tear Paper Craft

New favorite book alert! March is such a fun month. We focus on so many different themes, and my favorite BY FAR is the few days we learn about rainbows. Last week I introduced rainbows by reading the sweetest little book and my students followed along by making their own rainbows. The book is called…

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DIY Rainbow Rice Using Liquid Watercolors

  Liquid watercolors are my new staple art supply. They come in the prettiest colors, wipe right off little  (and adult) hands, and have SO many different uses. Today I decided to try out making rainbow rice using them. Let me tell you friends, I am mind blown. I typically dye rice for sensory bins…

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