Here is a super simple idea to help students improve their language skills and writing skills. Best of all...No Prep!! What's in the bag is a spin off from our show and tell. When we do show and tell in my classroom students have to give clues about their item and the rest of the class takes turns ... Read More about What’s in the bag?
Today is all about Valentine's Day! This holiday is the perfect time to practice skills we work on every day in a real life setting. This is the perfect time to highlight why we need to read and write. Two weeks before our Valentine's Day party, I send a note home to families letting them know ... Read More about Valentine Blog Hop: A Whole Month of Goodies
We have been reading lots of books about snowmen in the classroom and in the library. One of my teaching assistants came up with this fantastic extension activity. It was SOOOO much fun!! First, the class had to make pancakes. We talked about the different sizes we would need and how many of each ... Read More about Snowman Pancakes: Great book extension activity
Finding ways to get my students to practice and generalize their skills is always on my mind. It is especially important in my special education classroom. My kiddos don't always naturally generalize or carry over skills to other activities, materials and settings. Interactive books are the perfect ... Read More about Generalizing skills with Interactive Books
It is so EASY to differentiate and work on word families in a class where not everyone is ready to read yet! I have a group of students that are still working on letters and letter sounds, but I don't want to leave them out of our ELA group. We start out by making words for the word family on the ... Read More about Word families and more!