Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Freebie!! Counting and Identifying Numbers 1-10 (Bugs and Farm Animals)

I just finished making a math activity freebie!! Please go over to my TPT store and download it. Just print off the pages and laminate them. All you'll need to go along with the activity is a dry erase marker. It's a great activity to use for math centers or when there's a little bit of spare time somewhere throughout the day (rare occurrence I know). It'd also be fun to make a race out of it with several students. Enjoy! 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Enter to Win Freebies for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up!! The Teaching Channel is celebrating by having a 5 day giveaway! Who doesn't love freebies!?! All you have to do is sign up (if you haven't already) and complete your profile to enter. 


Here are the prizes that have been listed on their website.

Five Days of Great Giveaway Prizes

MAY 6-10
15 SpaFinder Gift Cards ($100 each)
25 Zappos Gift Cards ($50 each)
50 Starbucks Gift Cards ($10 each)
100 Amazon Gift Cards ($25 each)
200 Flip Video Cameras: (value $100 each)
+ Our Grand Thank You: a two-night hotel stay for 2 and a $250 restaurant voucher at any Kimpton's-Brand hotel.* (total value $550)
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sensory Integration

There are many ideas out there to integrate sensory stimulation for children that are autistic or who may have a sensory integration disorder. 

1. Sensory Boxes - You may purchase small, plastic tubs at just about any dollar store to make sensory boxes. Fill them with dried beans, rice, pom pom balls, buttons, cornmeal, etc. The list could go on with sensory boxes!! Be creative and try different things until you figure out which ones work best. 
2. Sleeping Bags - Have the child lay down at the edge of the sleeping bag and roll them up in it nice and tight. They love it!! 
3. Sensory Walk - Cut out pieces of cardboard. You want them to be big enough that the child's foot can fit on the whole piece of cardboard. Tape or glue various items onto each piece of cardboard. You can use sandpaper, cotton balls, hand towels,  artificial leaves or petals that aren't sharp on the edges, etc. Be creative with this, too! Have child take off their shoes and socks and walk on each piece of cardboard. 
4. OT Activities - It's also good to take children that need sensory integration into the OT (Occupational Therapy) room, if possible. Allowing children to swing, jump, and squeeze balls are all a part of sensory integration.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013


Welcome to my page! I have a B.A. in Special Education (K-12) & Regular Education (K-6). My heart is with special education, and I have started this blog in hopes of connecting with other special educators and parents. I hope to post many things on this blog such as: information on various disabilities, teaching material and strategies, and helpful IEP information. Feel free to contact me through my facebook page anytime with questions or with anything else you would like to share.


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