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Pam Petralia (Mrs. P's Specialties)
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I'm a wife, mom and special education teacher
I'm a wife, mom and special education teacher

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Engage Students In Spelling Practice With This Fun Tip
Want your students to be excited to practice spelling and vocabulary?? Who wouldn't! You can easily get students to feel this way by using the game Hangman to practice! In order to correctly solve the word(s), students need to use their knowledge of words a...
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8 Inexpensive Valentine's Day Tasks
Adding theme tasks into our students' schedule can keep learning exciting, but it can make you go broke if you aren't careful! Here are 8 different Valentine's Day tasks that I made from $8 worth of materials from the dollar store. Best part... I still have...
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6 IEP Goals To Target With Adapted Books
Adapted books are engaging and fun. Students WANT to interact with them, so we need to make sure we are integrating them into IEP goals. Here are 6 goals that you can address through adapted books. Attending & Interacting With Text First and foremost, for s...
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Polar Bear Science Lesson
Do your students have a hard time relating to science concepts? My kiddos have a hard time with concepts that don't directly relate to them. To help them better understand, we do experiments to help them apply it to their lives. Here is a fun way to help st...
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Help Your Students Comprehend Text And Language Better
Students with language based disabilities, such as autism, frequently have trouble demonstrating comprehension of text and language. Here are some strategies for teaching students to comprehend what they've read and heard. Being able to answer WH questions ...
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Teaching Science In Special Education Classrooms
Science units are wonderful for teaching science concepts in a special education classroom... especially those with multiple grades. The science units help me differentiate and teach and reteach the science concepts year after year. Focus On Vocabulary Many...
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10 Hands On Tasks To Learn The Alphabet
A solid understanding of the alphabet is needed to build strong reading skills. Here are 10 different ways to master the alphabet and generalize those skills. All of these activities are hands on and engaging to help keep your students' attention. May conta...
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Teaching Coping Skills To Students With Disabilities
It is so important to help our students build coping skills. Having coping skills will help our students with practice academics and build social skills. Here are some tips to help organize instruction, practice and generalization of coping skills Having ef...
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Hands On Learning Activities For December
December can be a tricky month for our kiddos. The air is filled with excitement and new things are popping up everywhere. I typically see an increase in behaviors and off task behaviors this month. To combat that, we combine the "excitement" with our struc...
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Tools To Make Fine Motor Tasks Easier!
While arts and crafts offer a TON of opportunities to target skills and generalization, they can also be nerve wracking in a special education classroom. Right?! There are giant messes with paint and glitter and lost glue caps, markers running dry... the li...
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