Holiday Gifts for Parents!

 I always make a few things with the kiddo's during December for them to give to their parents! We made these simple ornaments this week.  I got these in a pack of 10 for 2 bucks last winter after Christmas on a super clearance sale from Michaels.  We will tie these to the outside of the gifts! They are making hot coco packs this year :)


Christmas Tree Craft!

Take a look at these simple tree crafts we made!!!!

We made these cute trees in work centers the other day.  I handed all the pieces to each kiddo and they had to arrange them smallest to biggest.  What a great way to work on math, fine motors, color recognition and monthly vocabulary! Wohoo! 


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Letter Peg Activities!

Letter Peg boards... they are as simple as they come.  I feel like EVERY special ed class needs a set of these.  These are a great way to supplement worksheets, flash card fluency and letter recognition.  Let's face it, when we are working on letter identification we need as many different modes of practice as possible.  Thats why I love these... Letter Peg Boards!


Counting Cakes Math Game

I get a lot of questions about different games I buy for my kids.  I decided to share with you one of my favorite games I bought on share form Lakeshore! This counting cakes game is perfect for differentiating math activities for my class!

Snowman Name Craft!

Check out this SUPER SIMPLE snow man craft my kiddo's did last week! And how cute are they on our bulletin board? I'm in love :) Yet, another pinterest inspiration!


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Polar Express Freebie!

In the christmas spirit, I wanted to give you guys a freebie! My kiddo's did this thinking map activity yesterday and LOVED it :)  I used this to supplement my Polar Express Unit.



Flash Sale Today! My Peek-A-Boo Where is the Santa Adapted book is only $1.00 Today only! Grab it to read with your kiddo's.  This book addresses prepositions in a fun way that incorporates Santa!
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Organizing Monthly Crafts

How do you organize crafts?  This year, I have a class of "non-cutters" meaning tasks need a lot of preparation in order for my students to complete them independently.  Some of my co-workers have commented on how organized I am with craft/art time so wanted to share with you how I prepare!

First, I find a few crafts online that I like and print out the pictures. I then set it out for my FABULOUS aides that love to do crafty things. I am truly blessed with some crafty ladies ;)

My aides have enough experience with my kids to know just how much preparation needs to be done vs. how much the kids can do.  I usually cut out all pieces and have them organized and ready to go.  

Here are a few examples, Pictures of the completed crafts will be posted as we finish them!

Pattern Candy cane craft. 
 Big to Small Christmas Tree
Spell Your Name Snowman Craft

When I have the supplies ready for the craft I stick it in a manilla envelope so the pieces do not get lost. I also use pencil and write on the outside the needed supplies.  For example, I would write christmas tree craft: glue sticks and pencil.  This way, I can quickly set up for art time.

I do confess, I have bunches of things pinned to my pinterest boards months in advance.  Then, when I have a day with four kids out sick and I can spare an aide, I have them make several crafts.  I can sometimes have crafts prepared 3 months in advance!  I love it.... over-prepared! :)


Twisty Noodle Free Worksheets!

I can't believe I have not shared one of my favorite websites with you guys yet! This website is ABSOLUTELY great for handwriting worksheets.  I LOVE it and it's free :)


Cyber Monday!!!!

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It's the cheapest you can get my products all year long.  

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