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Building Classroom Community: Back to School in the Classroom

Happy back to school season! Made For Me Literacy is back at it again with another bundle, and this one is created with third through fifth graders in self contained special education classrooms in mind. We are so excited to get these units into your classrooms! We figured, what better unit to kick off the…

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Phonics Activities for the K-2 Classroom

Phonics and phonemic awareness are the foundations of literacy for kindergarten, first grade, and beyond! This means integrating phonics into your daily instruction, literacy centers, and independent work is crucial for emergent readers.  Whether you’re an elementary school teacher or homeschool parent, my phonemic awareness file folders bundle is designed for you! First, the activities…

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At-Home Art Projects for Virtual Learners

For many students who learned virtually this past year, the arts took a hit! We’ve spent so much time making sure kids stayed “caught up” in Reading, Writing, and Math. Art is also a vital part of education for all learners! Here are some at-home art projects for virtual learners, perfect for distance learning, homeschooling,…

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Made For Me Literacy Extended School Year Units to Use in the Classroom This Summer

Are you teaching extended school year or summer school this year? It can be tough to keep students engaged through the summer months. Because of this, we did a round up of our favorite non-seasonal Made For Me Literacy units. These tried and true units are sure to keep your students excited about coming to…

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All About Me Activities for Back to School in the Classroom

The back to school season is my favorite time of year! I always loved setting up my classroom and planning lots of fun getting to know you activities for my students, old and new. For our Made For Me Literacy All About Me Unit Michaela from Especially Education and I threw all of our favorite “All…

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Using Digital Tasks in the K-2 Math Classroom

When Michaela from Especially Education and I planned out our Made For Me Math bundle, we focused on making the skill assessments a more engaging and integrated part of instruction. We put our heads together and realized that students love anything they can do on a tablet. Add in the fact that results can be…

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Essential Pieces for Your SPED Caseload Binder

Being a special educator means you have a lot of tasks to manage. First, getting everything organized can be a task in itself! The Special Educator’s Everything Binder will help you keep all your information in one convenient place. Here are some essential pieces for your SPED caseload binder! Calendars First, start your binder with…

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Digital Task Cards for Distance Learning

Distance learning has caused teachers to think about how to teach online while still providing their students with meaningful, engaging activities. Enter Boom cards! Boom cards are self-checking, interactive activities for your students. Our Made for Me Literacy Boom Cards are perfect for at-home learning! Here are some tips to get started! Use with Emergent…

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5 Must-Have Checklists for Special Educators

When you work with students with special needs, the most overwhelming thing can be the paperwork! From organizing testing to student IEPs and observations, there is so much to keep track of! Keeping organized can be a constant struggle if you don’t have a system in place. These 5 must-have checklists for special educators will…

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Low-Prep Math Lessons for the Full Year

Don’t you love the beginning of the school year? I always enjoyed seeing smiling faces, reconnecting with students, and just soaking in the excitement a new beginning brings! But, if mid-year me could send a letter to beginning-of-the-year me, it would probably read something like this: “Stop stressing! Get to work, and please, ask for…

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