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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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Create & Use An Interactive Poster For Science Lessons
Science can be a tough subject for students with disabilities. We need to use highly engaging and interactive materials in order to engage and focus students. When students are engaged, learning is better. Here is an easy way to make science interactive. Th...
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Language Based Science Lesson For Pumpkins
Fall is the perfect time to integrate science and language skills into one lesson. Build on background knowledge with this pumpkin compare and contrast lesson. All you need is an orange pumpkin, a white pumpkin.... no prep!! To begin, we talked about how a ...
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10 Reasons To Use Adapted Interactive Books In Special Education Classrooms
Using adapted interactive books in your special education classroom can have huge benefits for your students. They can create the essential foundation skills for future literacy skills. Adapted interactive books will help your address literacy IEP goals and...
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Moving Past Mastered Skills Towards Functional Skills
Did you read the title and think, "What's the difference?" Students mastering skills is good, but what is more important is developing functional skills. Functional academic and life skills are skills that can be used across settings, people and materials. ...
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Build Kindness In Your Classroom and Schools
As we see more and more bullying and violence in school, it becomes especially important to build kindness in our students and classroom. Here are some simple ideas and FREEBIES for you! May contain affiliate links I have 2 books that I like to read with my...
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Establishing Routines At The Beginning Of The School Year
While it doesn't always look like it, our students crave structure. To make the back to school weeks go smoothly, it is important to establish structure and routines from the first day of school. Not only will this set the class up for success, it will help...
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Clever Ways To Stay Positive As A Special Educator
In the broken world we live in, it can be very challenging to remain positive as an educator. As a special education teacher, we are given the most needy students. That makes it especially difficult to create a positive classroom. BUT, it is possible! Here ...
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Data Collection: Figuring Out The Details
While special education teachers realize how important data collection is, it is one of the areas teachers tell me they struggle with the most. These tips will help you organize, collect and analyze data. Know The Type Of Data You Need The first step in set...
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Low Prep Book Extension Ideas
Students need to practice comprehension of a text in multiple ways. Here are some low-prep ideas for books you already have and use in your classroom. These ideas can be used regardless if the students read the texts themselves or listened to the texts. Aft...
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Teaching About Community Signs
One of the life skills we need to work on with students is community signs. It's important that students not only know how to read the signs, but they also need to know what they mean. Here are some of the ways that we target the skills. May contain affilia...
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