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Pam Petralia (Mrs. P's Specialties)
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Combine Math and Writing For Extra Practice With Question Of The Day
It can be difficult to fit in all of the different skills and topics that students in our special education classroom need. We need to be sneaky and clever in order to do it! We need to find a way to avoid behaviors that math and writing might trigger. We a...
Combine math and writing practice with question of the day tasks. This quick and simple activity reaps a lot of benefits and it takes no prep! This idea is perfect for busy special education classrooms.
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Winter Activities To Keep Students Engaged
Winter can make for long and tiring days in the classroom. In NY, January and February typically bring very cold snowy days. This can limit how much we get to go outside for recess. My kiddos often become antsy and cranky from it all. That's why it becomes ...
Ideas for keeping students engaged and active during the winter months. Ideas are perfect for the special education classroom.
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Classroom management- lining up
In my room EVERYONE wants to be the line leader! We have a job chart which assigns a daily line leader and caboose, but there were still disagreements about being second! To fix this, we added in a number chart that assigns every student to a spot in the li...
Assigning jobs in the special education classroom.
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Giving Back and Saying Thanks!
Do you like surprises? If so, you will definitely want to keep reading!! I have gotten together with a few other sped bloggers to bring you a special treat to say THANK YOU!!! I am so thankful for being able to connect with special education teachers all ov...
Do you like surprises? If so, you will definitely want to keep reading!! I have gotten together with a few other sped bloggers to bring you a special treat to say THANK YOU!!! I am so thankful for being able to connect with...
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4 Ways To Use Your Sensory Bin
Our students love to explore sensory bins, but they can be used for so much more than just a reinforcer. Here are 5 different ways you can integrate your sensory bin into your lessons and school day. One Interactive books combined with the sensory bin = GOL...
Use your sensory bin for more than reinforcement! Here are 4 different ways to target academic and language skills while using the sensory bin. These ideas are perfect for special education classes, students with autism and m...
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Instruction In Mixed Level Groups
Scheduling & groupings ... it's enough to give a special education teacher nightmares! It is very challenging to meet everyone's needs when our students come to us with a wide range of skills. There just isn't enough time in the school day to only run group...
Meeting everyone's needs in a mixed level grouping IS possible and schedule friendly!! Here are some examples of how I run an instructional group where students are at different skill levels. These ideas are perfect for speci...
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How To Fit Extra Writing Practice Into Your Special Ed. Program
Do you have students who hate to practice writing? Over the past 20 years of teaching, almost every student I have had in my special education class has disliked writing. It is challenging and often a very difficult task for my students. Sometimes just hear...
Here are 3 different ideas for fitting extra writing opportunities into your special education program. Many students with disabilities find writing to be very challenging and difficult. Our students don't want extra practice...
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Winter Activities To Keep Students Engaged
Winter can make for long and tiring days in the classroom. In NY, January and February typically bring very cold snowy days. This can limit how much we get to go outside for recess. My kiddos often become antsy and cranky from it all. That's why it becomes ...
Ideas for keeping students engaged and active during the winter months. Ideas are perfect for the special education classroom.
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8 Ways To Build In Language Development Practice
Do you have students with language based disorders in your clasroom? It can be challenging to find different ways to practice building language throughout the school day while still fitting in everything else. Here are 8 ways you can easily incorporate some...
Here are 8 different ways to work on building language skills in your students throughout the school day. These ideas are perfect for self-contained programs, students with autism and multiple disabilities.
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Systematically Generalizing Skills
As we have already discussed, fading prompts is crucial if we expect students to be functional in life and their community. There is one more step, though. We need to ensure that our students are able to use their skills anywhere they are needed. In other w...
In order for students to be functional in life and their community, we need to ensure that they are able to use their skills across the day, setting, people and materials. Here are some ideas on how to target generalization i...
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Halloween In The Special Education Classroom
The last week of school before Halloween can leave your classroom CRAZY! Students who struggle with self-regulation, sensoryprocessing issues and impulsivity are easily revved up. Tap into their natural excitement and interest in Halloween and keep them eng...
The last week of school before Halloween can leave your classroom CRAZY! Students who struggle with self-regulation, sensoryprocessing issues and impulsivity are easily revved up. Tap into their natural excitement and interes...
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11 Ways To Use Snap Blocks To Teach
Do you have a small classroom like I do? When you have limited space or storage it is vital to use the materials you have in a variety of ways. Here are 10 different ways to use snap blocks to teach math, reading and fine motor skills. Most rooms have these...
Do you have a small classroom like I do? When you have limited space or storage it is vital to use the materials you have in a variety of wa...
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