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Holidays Around The World in Special Education


The holidays are right around the corner, where in the world has this year gone?!

Last year, I created a Holidays Around the World product that was geared towards special education classrooms. There are a ton of products on TpT that cover the topic of Holidays Around the World, but none of them were differentiated for our students. With many of these holidays happening SOON, I wanted to give you a look inside this bundle.

Top 10 Sensory Must-Haves from Amazon



When working with children with special needs, we often find that we need different types of sensory materials to help with sensory processing needs or classroom behaviors. I've put together a list of my top ten sensory favorites - all from Amazon! Many of these we used daily in my classroom!

Adapting Science & Social Studies Topics in Special Education



When I was teaching in a self-contained classroom, covering those tough Science & Social Studies topics were always so difficult for me. We had no adapted materials, and often the topics (like force & motion) were very difficult topics to teach to my students! I started creating full Science & Social Studies units with a variety of worksheets for this very reason - and just recently had the idea to make smaller adapted book + comprehension sets to briefly cover a topic without spending an entire month on it.

Differentiated Halloween Activities for the Special Education Classroom


October is RIGHT around the corner and is right up there with Christmas as one of my favorite holidays in the classroom. There is so much fun stuff you can do with your students during the month of October. In this blog post you'll see some of my go-to Halloween themed resources, books, task boxes, and songs!

Differentiated Fall Math Worksheets for Elementary Special Education



As a former special education teacher, I always had a hard time finding worksheets that fit my students needs and that I could use with more than one student in my classroom. Often times, our students have very different goals, so purchasing a set of worksheets on JUST counting was great for one student, but didn't help me with the other seven. This is exactly why I created the monthly math packs a few years ago!

Portable Schedules in Special Education




As special educators, it is SO important to set our students up for success throughout the total school environment. In early elementary years, this often includes visual schedules that we post up on the wall and have our students check when it's time to move from teacher time to speech, or any other type of 'switch' of task/environment. However, there is no 'one size fits all' for our students! Some students may require an object schedule, a word schedule, a real picture schedule, etc. What about those students who are in and out of your classroom but also require some type of schedule? They certainly can't be posted on your classroom wall if the student isn't in the classroom to check it! That is where portable schedules come in! Here are some of my favorite ideas from fellow special educators to create a portable schedule that can be used throughout the TOTAL school environment.

Differentiated Autumn Language Arts Worksheets for Special Education



As a former special education teacher, I always had a hard time finding worksheets that fit my students needs and that I could use with more than one student in my classroom. Often times, our students have very different goals, so purchasing a set of worksheets on JUST letter matching was great for one student, but didn't help me with the other seven. This is exactly why I created the monthly ELA packs a few years ago!

Autumn File Folder Activities


If you've been around for a while, you know I LOVE file folders! When I was teaching, I switched out file folders constantly. We used them as morning work tasks, independent work, IEP goal activities, and even homework! Today I am sharing my Fall File Folder Activities and Fall Intermediate File Folder Activities.

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