Must Have Resources for your Self Contained Classroom



Today is the day: the first day of school with my munchkins! I am so excited to see what year 7 has in store for me!

For our final week of the Back to School Block Party, we are talking about our must haves for the new school year from TpT! I have to admit, this post was HARD for me to do because there are seriously so many amazing things I use in my classroom each day from TpT. I am so grateful for this website, it has made me such a better teacher and helped me become so much more organized and prepared for the school year!

Let's get to it! Here are some of my favorite products I use all the time!

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Keeping Connected with Parents



Welcome back to our Back to School Block Party for week 3! This week is all about parent communication. Honestly, this is one of the MOST important pieces of our jobs as special educators. If you don't establish good parent communication and rapport in the first few weeks of school, your year likely won't run as smoothly. I want to make sure my parents feel comfortable sending their little ones to me each and every morning!

Below you will find 4 ways I plan on communicating with my student's parents this school year (and they aren't the ONLY ways!).

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The First Two Weeks of School


Welcome back for Week 2 of our Back to School Block Party! Hopefully you were able to walk away with one or two good ideas from last weeks posts about scheduling. This week we will be talking about planning for the first two weeks of school! I don't know about you guys, but my little guys start back in EXACTLY two weeks and I'm only mildly freaking out over here. However, below are some of the ways I get through the first few weeks of school in my self contained classroom! (Main goal: make it out alive. Kidding....kind of.)

1. Learning the routines.

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