• A poster with a heart picture and the words to the song Te Aroha. Nz Maori Language Week.

    Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week

    Te Reo Māori is a critical part of New Zealand culture and increasingly the education setting. And rightly so. September 9th to the 15th is Māori language week in NZ. It is a beautiful language and one of three offical languages in New Zealand. The other two are English and NZ sign language. The aim of this week is to…

  • emergent counting song racing cars and bikes to support

    Learning Number Through Songs

    Learning number through songs is a fantastic opportunity to engage students. Number songs are a great buy in for our kids. I love using music and singing in the classroom. Do you cringe at the thought of singing? A Special Ed class is no place for worrying about whether you can sing or not. The kids don’t judge (most of…

  • 5 Rock Stars Interactive Song and Books

    Rock Stars Interactive Song and Book

    Rock Stars interactive song and book is a great way to engage your students with special needs. Particularly great for slightly older kids. It is so hard to find age appropriate activities. The students I teach are turning 9 and they love this song and the book, but it would suit older students too. I have included a Rock Star…