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.

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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!
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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.

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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!

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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!
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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.

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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!

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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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Errorless Learning in the Special Education Classroom



I'm here today to talk to you about errorless learning - what it is - & why I think it's important!

What is errorless learning? It is exactly what it sounds like! Errorless learning is when you give a student a task where they CAN NOT get an answer wrong. Each answer is the same - such as the student would match all of the circles (& there won't be any other shapes!). All of the responses need to be the same for it to be truly be errorless.

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Work Task Boxes for the Self Contained Classroom

Hopefully this blog post is finding you on summer break - or near the end of your year!

I have been working on some new work tasks for my ABA clients and wanted to share them with you all. All of the materials were either recycled from my home or purchased at Dollar Tree & a local craft store! All of them are SUPER cheap to put together - and I am loving them!



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Teaching Your Students How to Count Money in Special Education

Happy Sunday, friends! End of the year home stretch is HERE - you're almost to the finish line!

Do you use the touch money method in your classroom? When I worked on money counting skills with my students, I always used the touch money method to introduce the skill. Counting groups of coins is a tough skill and this method always made the process a lot less confusing for my students.

I just did a complete overhaul of my best-selling Touch Money Worksheets and I wanted to give you a look inside!



Included in the resource you'll find money worksheets with touchpoints & without. As your students master using the touchpoints, you can then use the worksheets without them. There is a cut/paste option included for non-writers (or just another version!) and a write in the answer option.




There are a variety of other money related worksheets AND a fun money bingo game to play with your students! We used to play bingo ALL. THE. TIME. in my classroom. Such a fun & easy way to practice a skill - the kids loved it!

I have a variety of touch money resources that are helpful to reinforce learning in various ways such as file folders, clip cards, scoot, and adapted books. You can actually grab all 6 products in the Touch Money Bundle! Check it out if your classroom is in need of a variety of resources! Questions about using touch money?! Leave them in the comments!

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Resigning From My Teaching Job

This blog post has been months in the making. When I decided to resign from my special education teaching position last summer, I knew that I would get a lot of questions. Why did I do it, what am I doing now, what does the pay look like, etc. If you follow me over on Instagram and have watched my stories over the last few years, you know that I try my best to be as open about everything that I can. So here we are! Whether you're just curious, or are looking to make a change as well, hopefully I can answer some of those questions!


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