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Holiday Core and Fringe!

It is no secret that I LOVE a holiday in school.  I think I love them so much because the level of engagement and language that can be produced is so incredibly high just naturally.  Plus, I just love creating happy moments with my kids.  Below are some of...

Big Behaviors and the Guilt that Comes with It

Let's go through a little scenario. You have a student in your classroom who is going through a hard time. There are lots of behaviors. Big behaviors. Frequent big behaviors. Behaviors that are dangerous to your student and others. You are trying all the...

Holiday Sensory Bin Ideas

When I worked in early childhood, the sensory table was one of the most popular centers for our students to visit.  Students would frequently be motivated to play there and would stay engaged for an extended period of time.  It was also a great center for...

Creating a Token Economy

Finding Success Using Token Economies For the last few years I've struggled with using a consistent, appropriate classroom management system. It's hard! I teach across 3 grade levels (k-2) and have various cognitive/behavioral/sensory/etc needs. I've been...

Free Snowman Bingo

Now that the weather is getting colder it’s time for some snow activities!  I created this fun Snowman Bingo game to work with my students on color concepts.  Each snowman is wearing a different color hat and/or scarf.  There are 6 different bingo boards...

Thank You Teachers

(This post is dedicated to the kindergarten teacher both of my boys were blessed to have, and dedicated to every single member of our ABA Team. Thank you for your magic.) Dear Teachers: Thank you. This holiday season of giving thanks and gratitude, we absolutely put...

10 Tips for a Successful Holiday Meal

No matter which holiday you are preparing to celebrate, there are simple, easy things you can put in place to make the day go more successfully with your students or children on the spectrum. As with all structure and visual supports that you can offer...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sensory Seekers

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be really overwhelming. For kids with sensory needs, it can be even trickier to find the perfect gift.   Last year, I did a general post on toy ideas that...

Writing a Great IEP: Present Levels

Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional PerformancePretty much every special education teacher I know dislikes writing IEPs. I'll be honest, it isn't my favorite. However the more I've dug into IEPs, the more I've come to love Present...

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