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Christmas Activities for Kids

It is time to start having some holiday fun! Here is a round up of all of my favorite Christmas crafts, sensory bins, snacks, and activities that I have done throughout the years. I hope you can grab some ideas! Christmas Sensory Rice For this bin, I dyed rice red and green and threw in…

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Turkey Activities for the Classroom

Turkeys are the perfect theme for the month of November. Michaela from Especially Education and I created a HUGE Made For Me Literacy Turkey Unit for you to incorporate into your lesson plans next month. If you want to read some background on our Made For Me Literacy curriculum, click here and here. Made For…

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Halloween Activities for the Classroom

It’s October, so let’s get ready for some Halloween fun! Today I’m sharing all my favorite Halloween activities and picture books for the classroom. Halloween Sensory Bin It’s no secret I love sensory bins. They are hands down my favorite way to sneak in language and learning in the classroom AND at home with my…

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Teaching Functional Life Skills in Special Education

In my very first self-contained classroom, I was lucky enough to have an instructional kitchen attached to my classroom. Instead of only utilizing that space on “Fun Fridays” for cooking, we decided to use the space to teach our students some basic functional life skills. Daily Living Skills It can never be too early to…

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Preparing for a Substitute Before the First Day of School

One of my LEAST favorite things about teaching has always been preparing for a sub. Let’s be honest, I never fully prepared for a sub until the night before or (gasp!) morning of the day I was going to be absent. Michaela from Especially Education and I remember those days, and we have worked together…

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Special Education Classroom Organization Tips & Tricks

Back to school time is a great time to get organized in your classroom. In this post, I collected all of my favorite organization and storage tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your classroom space. Enjoy! Shoebox Plastic Bins with Lids It is unreal how many of these shoebox bins…

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Watermelon Week End of the Year Activities

The countdown to the end of the school year is on! Celebrate those last few weeks with your students with these fun watermelon themed activities! Watermelon Sensory Bin This is by far the easiest sensory bin I’ve ever put together, BUT it turned out so cute! I used red colored rice and dried black beans…

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Free Mother’s Day Card Printables

Mother’s Day is next month! It is always so nice to help your students create something to tell their momma’s (or grandmas, aunts, caregivers) how special they are. If you are in need of an activity to make with your students, I’ve got you covered! I went through all of my Easy Art Packs and…

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Spring Easy Art Crafts for Kids

My Spring Easy Art Pack includes 16 fun crafts for students to do. In this pack, I’ve tried to include anything that reminds me of spring. What a wonderful time of the year! Below are some of my favorites. Favorite Spring Easy Art Activities I love how this teacher had her students create a bunch of…

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day is on April 22nd, try out these fun and simple activities in your classroom! Earth Day Sorting Sensory Bin I am in awe of how pretty blue and green rice look together. I always have the colors on hand, and I use this recipe to whip up new batches every now and then….

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