Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas in July $1 Day Sale

Who doesn't like a great deal?!

Today you can grab some great SPED related products at Teachers Pay Teachers when you type in the code #SPEDCHRISTMAS1  in the search box.

You will find many wonderful products for the upcoming new year!

Here are what my daughters and I have listed for today:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SPEDCHRISTMAS1-Meet-Me-at-the-Fair-Functional-Math-Activity-3093326
#SPEDCHRISTMAS1 Meet Me at the Fair Functional Math Activity
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SPEDCHRISTMAS1-How-Many-Do-You-See-School-Theme-Counting-1-10-3268708
#SPEDCHRISTMAS1 Cooking Theme Story Bundle
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SPEDCHRISTMAS1-Cooking-Theme-Story-Bundle-2385602
#SPEDCHRISTMAS1 How Many Do You See? School Theme Counting #1 -10

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Celebrate the 4th Sale

Coming soon...4th of July sale on the 3rd-5th of July.

Many sellers will be posting items using the hashtags shown below.

#freedomdeals
#4onthe4th


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Learning Through Rhyme

Learning Through Rhyme

Rhyming helps with the ability to break words into smaller parts and recognize smaller parts in words. This is important for reading and spelling success.

Rhyming also teaches children who are learning to read about the patterns and structures in both spoken and written words. Songs and rhyme expose children to the rhythm of language helping them read with some animation in their voice instead of just a monotone voice.

Rhyming is important to reading and spelling because it can help children appreciate words that share common sounds and letter sequences. An example for spelling is "cat". When you can spell cat you can also spell mat, hat and rat. The same goes for reading, if you can read “ball,” you can read, fall, mall and tall.

Creating products to help with these skills is something Education with Imagination focuses on and CC's Classroom Creations provides. 

Here are samples from both stores:

Silly CVC "ab" Story




















Please take time to check out these stores for your early education and special education needs.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TPT Milestone FREEBIE!

So excited to reach a sales milestone with Teachers Pay Teachers!

To celebrate, I am offering one of my best sellers as a FREE product for the month of June.

Click on VOCATIONAL TASK Morning Break Donuts during this month of celebration. Enjoy!!

VOCATIONAL TASK Morning Break Donuts *Milestone FREEBIE for June!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Rewards of Working with Students with Special Needs

The best job I ever had was the seven years spent working with some very special students. I can't express enough how rewarding this time spent with these students was as well as the friendships I made. Seeing the sheer joy as a student accomplished a goal or the laughter over enjoying a skill that they never had the opportunity to encounter would just melt my heart.

I hear stories of the downsides or the meltdowns as well as some of these students not being excepted very well with general student population. I also have had people express to me (when they heard what I did for a living) that they didn't know how I could do it and thought working with these students must be so hard. I am here to tell you that yes, there are the struggles, but the rewards are so much greater.

I also worked in a public school system that excepted these students so well. I loved how the other students interacted with our students in physical education classes and really cared about helping them learn a new sport and adapted to their abilities. These students are not to be feared as some do because they do not understand them. They are loving and so willing to give it their all to succeed.

As I was thinking of what to write I came upon this article that says exactly how I felt while I worked with these students.

http://special-ism.com/5-reasons-working-with-special-needs-kids-rocks/

I encourage you to read this and if you ever have the opportunity to work with these special people in schools, church, or in the community in any way, I encourage you to do so. They will change your life and leave a place in your heart!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Summertime Learning

It is that time again! Another end to a school year. The learning doesn't have to stop though.
During the summer, parents can take many opportunities to reinforce what their child learned during their school year and teach them new skills as well.

Pinterest is a great source to find ideas and for learning aids, Teachers Pay Teachers has many free and paid resources that are easy to use and a fun way to learn.

Our stores have many products from reading, science, math, social studies, independent tasks, life skill and vocational tasks to help keep the learning going throughout the year.

Enjoy your summer of fun!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

End of 2016 Sale

It is so hard to believe 2016 is coming to a close. As the year ends we would like to thank you for following us and would like to share that we are having an end of the year sale in all three of our stores December 29th-31st.
Adaptive Tasks by Dianne Matthews, Education with Imagination, CC's Classroom Creations

We wish you a happy and blessed new year!