Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Providing Choice in the Classroom

Providing choice in the classroom gives opportunity for active learning and engages the student during the learning process. Engaging students helps to increase attention and focus and motivates the student to a higher level of critical thinking.

Active learning promotes student participation and offers other choices in areas such as hands on activities and reinforcement tasks. Offering these choices helps students to recall lessons, work independently to improve a needed skill, or work with a peer buddy to complete a task.

Here are three of our newest products that work well in centers as well as for independent and transition tasks.

Ten Happy Hens
Ten Happy Hens Story BundleA story bundle that can be used for a farm theme and helps early learners with counting from 1-10, rhyme, and matching.

Lunchroom Matching Tasks
Lunchroom Matching Tasks
A product to help students with image to word recognition and has a school lunch theme.

Binder Matching and Stocking Tasks Bell Ink Cafe
This product is a great independent task to help students learn stocking recognition skills and matching with a coffee theme.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Literacy and Follow-up Activities

The ability to read and write is associated with everything we do. Literacy is essential for developing a strong sense of well-being and citizenship. Children who develop strong reading skills perform better in school and have a healthier self-image.

Following up literacy with reading comprehension and activities helps to encourage children to recall and analyze what he or she has read while having fun in the process. Practicing reading comprehension allows children to read with better fluency and learn more from what they read.
Other activities such as puzzles, story starters, and coloring, are great ways to recall stories and open up social interactions.

Here are some just a couple of many great early learner literacy products from Education with Imagination that combine both story and follow-up activities.

The Little Red Hen Story Bundle

The Little Red Hen Story Bundle
The Little Red Hen is a combination story, worksheets, puzzle, and props resource.

This product contains a 10 page story of The Little Red Hen along with a reading comprehension, word to object match, and writing practice work sheets. There are story props included to use during circle time or can be used to decorate room. 

For art center there is two coloring theme pages, and for puzzle center there is a file folder match.

This product is great for story themes with moral, socialization, dramatic play, comprehension, and fine motor skills.

The Wizard of Oz Rhyming Story 

The Wizard of Oz Story Rhyme BundleThe Wizard of Oz Story Rhyme Bundle is a bundle that begins with my original 10 page rhyming story based off of L. Frank Baum's original written in 1900. Included at the end of story is morals to the story.

Also included is a 3 page reading comprehension worksheets with 17 multiple choice questions, file folder matching, character image match ups, and 2 coloring pages.

Monday, August 22, 2016

One Day Only Sale Today!

Hurry for some great savings during TpT's site wide One Day Only sale August 22!! My entire store is on sale and here is one of my latest products.

LIFE SKILL Fundraising Activity

Great activity to teach students how a fundraiser works and to practice their social skills, money exchange, preparing orders and order keeping.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

TpT Site Wide back to School Sale!

It's that time again! Get your class ready and enjoy some great savings with Teachers Pay Teachers back to school sale.

All stores on sale with some up to 28% off items. My entire store is 28% off everything including big bundles!

Stop by and save on August 1st and 2nd. Make sure to type in BESTYEAR at check out!

Thank you to Glitter Meets Glue for the fantastic sale image!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Functional Activities

Offering functional curriculum and activities is a great way to teach students about things that they will use daily or be a part of at some point during their life.

I am working on various products this year to help introduce life skills to students that will help them with socialization skills, math skills, job related skills, etc.

Here is my newest product that will help students to learn about fundraising and how it works. They will practice taking orders, filling orders, paying and giving change for orders, as well as keeping track of payments. Click on link to check out this and other products for your teaching needs!

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Activity

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Christmas in July Sale!

Hello Everyone!

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but it is very much on the hot side here!

It may be hard to think about Christmas when it is right at 100 degrees, but a sure way to do that is to offer great savings on several of my popular store bundles. Christmas savings in July!!

Here are the links to each of my bundles for sale for a limited time only. 50% off!!




Stop by and enjoy savings while the sale lasts! Final sale day is July 28th!

Here are some great bundles in both my daughters stores as well!
A-Z Rhyming Story and Writing Practice Bundle
Aesop's Fables Story Bundle
A-Z Literacy Bundle
Matching Activities Bundle

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New School Year Work Box Tasks

Good Afternoon, All!!

I have been busy with my store preparing new tasks for the coming school year.

Work box tasks are so beneficial for students with IEP goals, reinforcement for curriculum, quiet time tasks, vocational time, etc...

Hands on tasks help students as well with their fine motor skills, following direction, and socialization skills.

Here are just a couple of my newest resources to help you ready your shelves for the new school year!

Here is a great assembly task to help reinforce hygiene products and self care as well as learning a vocational skill.

Body Care Kits Assembly Task
Body Care Kits Assembly Task

United States Landmarks Flashcards and Worksheets
U.S. Landmarks Flashcards and Worksheets
Here is a preview of what the product contains

I welcome you to stop by my store and browse items for your classroom and teaching needs!