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Math Rotations in a SPED Classroom

By the end of this year, after changing our math rotations around about a bazillion times, I FINALLY feel like I figured out the perfect combo of stations to help my students learn, practice, and master skills.    My favorite part of this system is that it worked seamlessly without me killing myself over prep…

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HANDS-ON COUNTING WITH MATH MATS

At the beginning of every year in my classroom, well usually ALL year, I have students that are working one to one correspondence, identifying numbers and counting to 10. For my students that take a lot of practice to get this skill, doing the same counting activities over and over again can cause them to…

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Keeping Math Skills Sharp All Year with File Folder Tasks (Math Labels Freebie)

Like most special educators, I teach several different skills in math a day. In our math rotations, I am able to see each students 1:1 for about 10 minutes to teach them new skills, and then they rotate through the other centers to practice that skill and previously mastered skills. This is the first year…

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Tools for Building One-to-One Correspondence

At the beginning of the year, we work on teaching or reviewing the basic foundational math skill of one to one correspondence. A lot of my students start in Kindergarten knowing how to rote count, but without the skill of actually counting items and stopping at the last item. For some of my kiddos, it…

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Sports Themed Activities {Rafflecopter Giveaway!}

For the next few weeks, we are going to be focusing on a Sports theme. Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is at the end of the month, and do not fear, we’ll be working our way into that by the end of next week. But, considering my students are super sick of pumpkins and leaves,…

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Pete the Cat Themed Graphing Activity (Freebie)

I told you yesterday I would post about our Pete the Cat themed graph for the week and here it is!  And a FREEBIE, too! Woop woop! Click the pictures above or here for the freebie!

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Let’s Learn Numbers!

Teaching the concepts of numbers and counting can be a bit tricky in my classroom. Although some students may be able to count to ten, they might not understand one to one correspondence or they may be unable to actually identify the numerals 1-10. Since the first day of school, we have been working like…

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Splat! Interactive 100s Chart

Just discovered this and it. is. fantastic. If you have a smartboard/promethean in your classroom, imagine all the possibilities! BTW-my new classroom has a promethean! THE BEST EVER! Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc.. Adding/Subtracting Practice  For subtraction, have the students splat the bigger number, then click away the amount being taken away (It makes…

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You want a piece of this? {New Fraction Packet Giveaway!}

Hi all! I have FINALLY finished what I think may be my new favorite product on TPT! I love fractions – they can be so hands-on and fun when students understand their functionality! Here is a little look at my newest project! PHEW! Now for the fun part – leave a short comment telling me…

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Comparing Numbers

I am a math lover, but doing a lesson on comparing numbers can be booooooooring.. and my little lovebugs will agree! I try to make anything and everything into a game/hands-on activity because my clientel of students tend to be a little distracted, fidgety, and totally uninterested in normal math bookwork. So, to get over this little…

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