December Independent Binder Work System

I am obsessed with my new Independent Binder Work System.  I have been so busy creating and prepping I have not had a chance to blog about it yet!! EEEK, and it's already December.  Better late than never?  Lol!  Today I am going to share with you my December set.  


Thanksgiving Feast Celebrations!

So many people over look Thanksgiving and skip straight to the December Holidays.  NOT IN MY ROOM.  Today we had a HUGE thanksgiving feast.  It was such a fun day and the kids learned so much.  I want to share with you all of the details of our day!


How to Make an Adapted Book Wall

Every teacher loves an Ikea hack.  We are constantly re-inventing our classroom floorpan to make it best meet our students needs.  For me, my biggest area of struggle was organizing my adapted books in a way that made them accessible yet still out of reach of my kiddo's hand when they were not supposed to be using them.  I also HATE losing the velcro interactive pieces.  This TEACHER HACK solves all of those problems!

My Philosophy on Challenging Behaviors

I wanted to chat today a little bit about the hardest part of our jobs: behaviors.  As a severely handicapped teacher I have seen, heard and witnessed everything.  Nothing is a surprise anymore, as I expect the unexpected.  No matter how consistent I schedule my routine and how systematic I am, nothing can be predicted.  But this is what I LOVE about being a special education teacher.  I love that the students keep me on my toes.  I love that the students keep me constantly seeking to give more and do more.  I love that these students need me just as much as I need them.