Sunday, January 14, 2018

SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies Link Up

Welcome! Every Sunday I host this freebie link up here on my blog for Special Education Teachers! Visit every week to download free resources for your classroom! If this is your first time visiting, you can access all of the freebies from previous link ups by clicking on "SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies" under "My Files" on my right sidebar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If you're a TPT seller, blogger, or resource creator, I invite you to link up and share your own freebie(s) using the link up tool below! 


Link Up Rules

1. All resources must be FREE! It can be free for the day, but please delete your link once you mark it back to paid.
2. You may link up 1-3 freebies.
3. Your freebie can link to your blog or store.
4. Freebie does not have to be related specifically to SPED, but should be practical for SPED.
5. If you are linking up from your blog, using this image in your post and linking back to my blog is not required, but is greatly appreciated! 

6. Share this image on your social media so others can enjoy all of these freebies!

*I recommend using an image of your freebie & not your button when linking up. 

 Feel free to share the image above all over your social media to let other teachers know about these freebies! 

The link up tool will close on Saturday each week, but "forever" freebies will remain accessible! Come back every Sunday to link up or download new freebies!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Create the Perfect Snow Day...No Matter Where You Live!

Have the perfect snow day...even if you don't live where it snows! When you live in the desert, sometimes you just have to improvise! LOL! 

Many of my students have never gotten to experience the magical childhood fun of snow, so I try to create that magical experience at school!

Here's how you can create the perfect snow day for your students...no matter where you live!

1. Dim the lights and display a crackling fire on your board or wall! Here's the one I used here.

2. Make cocoa with your students. Use instant cocoa, or make it fun with this homemade recipe. Don't forget to grab some mini marshmallows or whipcream to top it off!

 3. Do this "Snow Blizzard Science Experiment. Your students will go NUTS!

4. Add some snowy winter cheer by decorating your door.

Look how super easy they are. Even if you're not crafty, you could do these! Click each picture for photo credit.

5. Make homemade snow!
All you need is:
2 lb. box of baking soda
3/4 can of shaving cream
Blue glitter, optional

Mix both together until you reach the desired consistency and can make a snowball. Let your students build mini snowmen. *Recipe makes enough for about 6 students. 

*This experiment is also a part of my amazing  "Science for a Year" kit and includes 3 differentiated worksheets that go with this experiment. 

6. Make coffee filter snowflakes. Not only are they pretty, but they are super fun, easy, and CHEAP! 

7. Make marshmallow snowmen. These turned out so cute! Inspired by Kim & Kelly's Kreations, we made these today and my students loved making them. Even better, once they made their snowman, they got to eat it!


Enjoy your snow day!!!

See even more SNOWY activities by following my Winter Fun Pinterest board!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies Link Up

Happy New Year! SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies is back from winter break! Every Sunday I host this freebie link up here on my blog for Special Education Teachers! Visit every week to download free resources for your classroom! If this is your first time visiting, you can access all of the freebies from previous link ups by clicking on "SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies" under "My Files" on my right sidebar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If you're a TPT seller, blogger, or resource creator, I invite you to link up and share your own freebie(s) using the link up tool below! 


Link Up Rules

1. All resources must be FREE! It can be free for the day, but please delete your link once you mark it back to paid.
2. You may link up 1-3 freebies.
3. Your freebie can link to your blog or store.
4. Freebie does not have to be related specifically to SPED, but should be practical for SPED.
5. If you are linking up from your blog, using this image in your post and linking back to my blog is not required, but is greatly appreciated! 

6. Share this image on your social media so others can enjoy all of these freebies!

*I recommend using an image of your freebie & not your button when linking up. 

 Feel free to share the image above all over your social media to let other teachers know about these freebies! 

The link up tool will close on Saturday each week, but "forever" freebies will remain accessible! Come back every Sunday to link up or download new freebies!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Best of 2017!


It's almost the new year friends! As 2017 draws to an end, I like to look back and reflect on what went well and what didn't. It's also always exciting to see which blog posts were your favorites. Today I'm featuring the posts that were most favored from 2017 with you, in order from least to most popular!
Whether you're a new teacher or veteran teacher, see what other special educators say are their necessities! Read it here.

Read all about my PECS organization system here.

SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies link up is always a hit and receives thousands of clicks each week! Check it out every single Sunday, right here!
My Snow Blizzard was such a hit on IG that I blogged about it and it's turned out to be one of my most popular posts! Read all about this fun winter experiment here.

Twenty websites to use in your classroom and they're ALL FREE! Read all about it here.

Read all about my Intermediate SPED Scope and Sequence here.

I'm big on student self-monitoring! Read all about how I manage it here.
This para countdown to summer is so fun! Read the details and grab the free tags here.

Learn how to differentiate your centers easily in this blog post! Read it here.

MY MOST POPULAR READ BLOG POST in 2017..."IEP Goal Banks!"

Cheers to a fabulous 2018!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies Link Up

Welcome to SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies!! Every Sunday I host this freebie link up here on my blog for Special Education Teachers! Visit every week to download free resources for your classroom! If this is your first time visiting, you can access all of the freebies from previous link ups by clicking on "SPEDtacular Sunday Freebies" under "My Files" on my right sidebar. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If you're a TPT seller, blogger, or resource creator, I invite you to link up and share your own freebie(s) using the link up tool below! 


Link Up Rules

1. All resources must be FREE! It can be free for the day, but please delete your link once you mark it back to paid.
2. You may link up 1-3 freebies.
3. Your freebie can link to your blog or store.
4. Freebie does not have to be related specifically to SPED, but should be practical for SPED.
5. If you are linking up from your blog, using this image in your post and linking back to my blog is not required, but is greatly appreciated! 

6. Share this image on your social media so others can enjoy all of these freebies!

*I recommend using an image of your freebie & not your button when linking up. 

 Feel free to share the image above all over your social media to let other teachers know about these freebies! 

The link up tool will close on Saturday each week, but "forever" freebies will remain accessible! Come back every Sunday to link up or download new freebies!