• Fairy Tales: Fun Lessons That Students Will Love

    Fairy Tales are great to teach a range of goals. Incorporating drama, play, songs, instruments and technology; they can be so much fun. Have you considered this strategy as part of shared reading for teaching comprehension, extending comprehension or assessing? I love to use music, pictures and props to teach retell. Let’s take a look at how it works. Fairy…

  • Teaching Literacy in SpEd- When is it ok to use picture symbols?

    Teaching literacy in Special Education can be such a challenge. Some students have a real struggle with many aspects of reading. It’s hard! They have to learn the alphabet, phonemic awareness, concepts of print; onset and rime; syllables, phonics, sight words, sentence structure, grammar and hardest of all comprehension. Many of our learners also have complex communication needs. In SpEd…

  • Literacy Overview for Very Emergent Learners

    A literacy overview is an important planning step to allow for the best teaching and learning opportunities in a self-contained class. Here is a quick overview of what I plan and a downloadable planner to get you started. Literacy Overview-What to Include Making decisions about what to include can be daunting. Where do we begin to consider what to include…

  • Picture featuring print: Alphabet Match It letter Ee and some cards that feature from the pack. One with an elbow and the letter E, an Eagle with a card that asks to choose from uppercase E and T. A card that shows a picture of an eel and a choice of two from lowercase l and e.

    Boom Cards: Alphabet Match It – Letter Ee

    Boom cards are digital games that are interactive and fun. I have found them to be a valuable teaching tool. What are they? Why do I love them? How do you get them? Read on to find out more and download a FREE Match It Letter Ee while you are here. Boom Cards: What are they? Boom cards are digital…

  • Tar Heel Reader – Adaptable Online Learning

    Tar Heel Reader Website is a great resource to help families (and teachers) educate their children. The COVID-19 worldwide health crisis has made all educators rethink how to deliver teaching and learning. Many of us are looking to the internet. Are you looking for an online, free, easy to differentiate reading resource? Do you have a range of abilities including…

  • Thanksgiving Number Puzzles

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I have a fun FREE activity for you to help celebrate or maybe you are simply looking to extend your Math resources? These number puzzles are great for Special Education and Preschool learners. Let’s take a look at what’s included. Thanksgiving Number Puzzles I have created pictures for each puzzle that are designed to…

  • A picture of a spider and some example math activities depicting clip it counting to 10 spiders on web and a 10 frame with numerals under each space and a web above ready to receive spiders.

    Spider Math

    Spider Math is a fun, interactive activity to support emergent learners counting to ten. The two different levels helps to engage a range of learners. Great for a number of themes including Halloween, Gardens, and Nursery Rhymes. Best of all it is free. Read on to find out more about the product. Spider Math Clip-it Who doesn’t love a good…

  • Picture advertising Boo! Clip it book and Prewriting patterns. Includes picture of a ghost and a sample page of clip it and pre-writing patterns.

    BOO! Halloween Clip It, Book and Pre-writing Patterns

    Boo! Let the fun begin. Do you celebrate all things Halloween in your class? In New Zealand we have really only started getting into Halloween in the last decade. My students love it, so I made some products for them and I thought I would share. The interactive activities will engage students and they are coming to you for free!…

  • Fall/Autumn Number Puzzles

    Fall/Autumn number puzzles anyone? Hi all. This pack provides great seasonal fun for your students. Perhaps you are looking for resources to support a garden or food theme! These are so useful for anytime of year really and Fall/Autumn colours are so lovely too! Read on to see what’s included then grab yourself some free resources. How to use Fall/Autumn…

  • Fall Autumn Task Box Activities

    Fall (or Autumn) is a wonderful time of year. I love the leaves tumbling down, the crunch of apples and pumpkin soup! And what about those colours? Even if you are in the Southern Hemisphere apples and pumpkins are still plentiful. Would you like some great activities for Special Ed or Preschool/Kindergarten to go with this theme? Read on to…