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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Alphabet Freebie

Today is the first day of spring.  Although it doesn't feel very springy here, I thought a summer freebie would get me feeling in the warmer weather mood.

So here is a little freebie for you.

Enjoy.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Interactive Books - The Farm

I'm so excited.  
It's been so long since I've made something new that I forgot how excited I get to show the kids something new.

I decided to make a couple of farm interactive books.  Interactive books were the first things I ever made and I just love making new ones.

I decided to make these ones a little smaller inside.
I kept the outside cover the same size so that when you store them, you don't catch the pieces and they won't fall off.




The two books both have interactive pieces.
The first one has words and the children need to put the correct word in each sentence.




The second book requires the children to read the sentence and put the right animal in the picture.


I also made some flash card that I could put up around the room for the children to refer too.


I also made the same books in a black and white version so the children could cut and paste and then take them home. 






For the first 48 hours, these will be 1/2 price.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wonder"ful" Book

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Happy March Break everyone.  I'm so excited for a few days off.  It always seems like March
Break is the turning point for the end of the year.  When we return, the rest of the year seems to fly by.

I love to take the March Break to relax and catch up on some reading.  I ordered an amazing book from last months Scholastic book order.



Wonder is the story about Auggie Pullman,  Auggie was born with facial deformities and has been home schooled up until now.  As Auggie enters 5th grade it's a coming of age story not only for him but for the whole school.

I absolutely loved this book.  As someone who works with the special needs population, it's important to understand the world from their point of view, and that of the family.

It's a quick read and would be perfect for a grade 5/6 class.  So if you are looking for someone wonder"ful" to read over your holiday, I would highly recommend Wonder by R.J. Palacio.



To start off the March Break, my Sped friends and I are having a $1 sale today.  Search #SpedDollarDeals on TpT to find all the great deals or click on the picture below.


Monday, February 29, 2016

It's Leap Day

It's February 29th and this day only comes around once every 4 years.
In honor of today, I'm teaming up with my Sped friends to offer you some special deals.
Head on over to my store for 20% everything, or type #spedleapdaydeals in the search bar for extra deals.  Click on the picture below to head on over to my store.



Sunday, February 7, 2016

100's of Heart

Every year our 100th day of school seems to fall on the day we need to have our Valentine's Day party.  I figured the best thing to do was make some activities that combined both.

We are going to spend the day counting hearts.


The first thing we did was order 100 hearts.

We organized them first to make it easier. 


Then we put them in order.






We practiced writing in the missing numbers.





We used real candy hearts to count.



We practiced our number words too.




For the next two days it will be on sale for $3.



For even bigger savings, today only my whole store will be on sale for the Superbowl.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Bear Sees Colors - Day Three

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It's day 3 of our "Bears Sees Colors" unit.  
On this day we are introducing Characters.
I showed the children this poster of the characters in the book.


We then talked about the characters being the "Who" in the story.


As we read the story, we posted pictures of the animals on a chart.


Once we finished the chart I had the children make individual books.


I had coloured and black and white pictures printed off for the children depending on the skills of the child.



For my students that have fine motor skills, I had them colour in the pictures.
I laid them out beside the book so they had a choice to pick from.
Some children could handle 5 choices, and some could only handle 2. 




As the children completed their book, I had them read the sentence to me.




When the children were finished, they took their books home to read to their families.




Don't forget to grab the book.  You are going to need it for these activities.