We’ve got your December literacy lesson plans completed for the entire month. Yep, four entire weeks of content! If you’re new to Made For Me Literacy, you can read more about our program here. 4-Week Lesson Plans We get it. Teachers have so much on their plates. Planning lessons is sometimes the last thing you want to worry about. We’ve… Read More
Spooky season is upon us! Time for cooler temperatures and all things pumpkin! Speaking of Halloween, did you know Gabrielle (Teaching Special Thinkers) and I have an entire FREE mini unit dedicated Halloween?? It has all the greatness of a Made For Me Literacy unit, but it’s compact… and free!! Whether you teach preschool, kindergarten, early elementary, special education, or are a parent… Read More
It was my first year as a self-contained teacher. I was teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. My students were crushing their IEP goals. We were mastering letter sounds, counting to ten, and writing our names. We were really “living our best lives,” as the young kids say these days. 🙂 Then, it happened. The 4th grade resource teacher walked… Read More
The Coronavirus school shutdown has been difficult for children with special needs and their teachers, who have to create distance learning lesson plans. Boom Learning is an innovative interactive website that helps keep children engaged with gamified task cards.
I’ve had many sensory bottle ideas floating around in my head for quite some time. Now, I’m not sure if I can stop making them. I had foot surgery at the beginning of June, so it’s been a pretty uneventful summer since. What better way to spend my time than immersing myself in preschool Pinterest projects? These DIY calm-down jars… Read More
Implementing visual schedules in my classroom was a pivotal moment for us. Humans crave routine. There is a sense of comfort in knowing what to expect next. Visuals, schedules, and checklists can help provide that structure. Even adults benefit from visual schedules. I never embark on a grocery trip without a list. Having the list of items helps me navigate… Read More