Fall is always a good time to do some fun experimenting with pumpkins! We happen to be right in the middle of our Science Fair Unit, so it seems like a great time to do a fun experiment with “sink or float.” Why not start with a pumpkin?! I also did this experiment at home […]
Resource Description These Picture Matching Task Cards are great for practicing “Which Picture is the Same?” and perfect for students with limited fine motor skills. Each set of task cards has a fun, colorful theme. The cards can be printed on card stock, laminated, and used every year. Students choose matching pictures on each card […]
Back to School Season is always a good time to do an Apple Theme! This year we kicked off the school year with some fun apple science to get our brains warmed up! Why do our apples turn brown after we cut them if we don’t eat them fast enough?! AND can we prevent this […]
Before you know it, the last week of school is fast approaching! The students are getting excited, you are getting excited! But wait! You still have to PLAN! This year I picked a theme for the last week of school, and tried to have a little structured chaos! It worked out great! We had some […]
The Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neill is is a fun story about a new girl in school who befriends the playground bully, changing the playground back into a fun place. Mean Jean, the playground bully, runs the playground and is mean to the other kids. Then one day, Katie Sue comes to school. Katie Sue […]
Create differentiated writing prompts for you special education classroom using this simple grouping strategy.
Keep your Valentine’s Day Party Chaos to a minimum. These fun, structured, hands-on Valentine’s Day Task Stations are perfect for Valentine’s Day activities in your elementary and special education classrooms. Students get to rotate through 5 stations of crafts and STEM activities while completing a Valentine’s Day Task Booklet.
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy is a heart warming story about a young girl named Lucy who has the courage to do the right thing. This story teaches us to celebrate differences, be proud of who we are, and to remember we all have a heart with feelings on the inside. […]
Anyone else struggle to keep student’s attention during read aloud time? I have been trying a new strategy with my students, and so far it seems to be working really well! Everyone participates, AND now they are getting excited to play our new read aloud board game. All you need is a book, some sticky […]
Holy turkey! This November went by so fast! I definitely was not able to fit everything in that I intended to, but… here is what we accomplished this month: For starters, we took down our Frankenstein Window Decorations and put up some adorable Coffee Filter Turkeys! Materials: coffee filters, brown/red/orange construction paper, googly eyes, watercolors, […]