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Morning Circle Communication Binder



Do you have students who are non verbal or need help communicating information during morning circle? I had some students this year who needed some extra support to be able to fully participate in our circle time. Out of this came: our morning circle time binder!


My Top 10 Must Haves for my Self Contained Classroom



As a special education teacher, there are some things that I just CANNOT live without. Some are cheap that I buy often, and some are a little pricier but SO worth the money. With back to school time quickly approaching for some teachers, I figured I'd list some of MY personal favorites.


Student Work Binders



In my classroom, we've been working with some individual student binders this school year. They aren't glamorous or cute, but they are awesome and kind of life changing. I wouldn't use something like this for every student, but for some students that need the repetition, and choose from a couple items receptively, they are perfect!

Teaching Shapes in the Special Education Classroom



Hi guys! Popping in today to talk a little bit about some ways I have been teaching shapes to my students this year. Sometimes it's easy to get stuck in a routine of teaching something with just one thing (like flashcards!). However, this often leads to our students having a hard time generalizing the skill! Here are a few ways I have been working on shape generalization this school year.

Hosting a Disability Awareness Day



With World Down Syndrome Day and Autism Awareness Month right around the corner, this is the perfect time to think about hosting your own disability awareness day to help students throughout your school better understand different types of disabilities!


Avoiding Teacher Burnout



It's that time of year, guys. The school year burnout is starting to creep in, and you might just find yourself day dreaming of summer vacation and midday margaritas (or is that just me?!). Is anyone else feeling it? I'll admit, I decided to write this blog post to also remind myself how to get out of that mid year funk. Below you will find some of my top tips for avoiding (or at least decreasing!) teacher burnout.

Our Favorite Put In Task Boxes

This school year I transitioned to a K/1 intensive needs classroom. We are doing a lot of working on attending to a simple task, sitting in our chairs, working independently, etc. What better way to work on these skills with some easy task boxes?! I thought I'd share some of our favorite task boxes this school year! Hopefully this gives you some good ideas to use with your students!


This one I just cut a slit in a plastic coffee can and used some cute seasonal foam shapes from the Target dollar spot!


My Top Books for Special Educators



Happy Monday, friends! Welcome to my beautiful, new, & improved blog thanks to Erin from You Aut-a Know!! I am so in LOVE!

I was sitting at my kitchen table today looking through books for my classroom and thought, what a great post! There are certain books I just LOVE and look through for new ideas pretty often. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you guys, so here they are!


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