Ideas and resources to help teach special education, and to help students with special needs who are integrated into standard classrooms. #differentiate
How To Differentiated Your Math Block
All teachers know the importance of differentiation but it's another story to implement the process in your math class. Read how to get started with math differentiation and what it looks like in an elementary classroom. Use math differentiation during math test prep, math review, and math centers!
6 Ways to use Math Centers to Differentiate Instruction
I simply don’t know how teachers were able to teach all the various levels of students they had before centers came on the scene. The ability to group students, work with small groups, and have them independently reinforcing their skills at other centers is amazing! If you aren’t utilizing centers for mathematics already, what is holding you back?
Supporting Your Classroom Para
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a paraprofessional? I spent a day working 1:1 with a student with special needs while my para (EA) was away for the day. Boy, did I learn a lot about my student and what she needed. Hint... my adaptations/modifications weren't necessarily doing what I intended them to! Check out my eye-opening day as a para!
Canada Brochure Project
Project based learning for all levels! These Canadian brochures (for each province and territory) come in 3 different levels to make it easy to differentiate this Canada Project for all students (ELL/ESL version plus one for gifted students!)
Leveled Canada Maps
Canada map worksheets in many different levels - perfect to differentiate for an entire class in second, third, or fourth grade. Helps students to learn the capital cities of each province and territory - a great Canadian resource.
Telling Time to the Nearest Five Minutes Task Cards, Math Center
Learning to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes is a lot of fun with task cards. Play them as a whole class math game, use them in a center, or let early finishers have extra practice!
Classroom Strategies for Defiant Behavior
Classroom Strategies for Defiant Behavior. Noncompliance and defiant students are frequent issues in classrooms. It is important to prepare for defiant behavior, develop relationships with defiant students, and have strategies to manage defiant behavior.
Books Promoting Chinese Culture for Kids
These books about China are a wonderful way to promote Chinese culture for kids. They will bring the culture & traditions of China alive for your students.
Walking in a Paraprofessional's Shoes
I learned so many eye-opening lessons when I spent the day as a paraprofessional in an early elementary classroom. Check out how I changed my differentiation and learned was WASN'T working in my classroom.
Canada Brochure Project
We love this hands-on project that lets each student learn about a province or territory in Canada. It's levelled for easy differentiation, so all students can be successful. Students will learn vital non-fiction research skills and take a look at Canadian geography in this social studies project.
Gifted Students - Mrs. Richardson's Class
Are you ready to support your gift learners? These easy to implement tips are a great place for you to start. Grab the FREE learning menu while you are there, too! Your gifted students will love the options.
Canada Unit, Province and Territory Project, Differentiated
Are you learning about Canada? Studying the provinces and territories? Take a journey around CANADA with brochure templates that are differentiated on the inside but look almost identical on the outside! It's an easy way to get started with project based learning that is accessible for different levels in your classroom. #projectbasedlearning
5 Amazing Fidgets You Can Order From Amazon
Are you a special education or general teacher looking for something to keep your fidgety students focused? Fidgets are an easy accommodation that can make a big difference, and I've gathered five that you can find right on Amazon!
Understanding Dyslexia in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Dyslexia is not going away. Research shows that 1 in every 5 students have some form of dyslexia. Although there is not a cure, there are many strategies for parents, educators, and even curriculum designers to help children with dyslexia be successful scholars. Read on to find out the truth and myth about dyslexia, what it looks like in the upper elementary classroom, and what strategies work.
Writing Fractions, Third Grade Math Center
Help your students in second and third grade to understand fractions and meet common core standards in a fun and engaging activity! Task cards are re-usable and are great for extra practice or early finishers.
Multiplication Pictures Task Cards, Math Center
Have fun while meeting common core math standards with multiplication picture task cards. Students will learn to draw picture representations of number sentences. This is the perfect addition to a math center OR to use for early finishers!
Animal Projects, Differentiated
Explore any animal with project based learning flipbooks and reports. It goes perfectly with any classroom animal study (bears, bats, penguins, owls, etc.) and works well in second, third or fourth grade. We can't wait to explore West Coast animals this spring!