Why You should Incorporate Daily Questions in your Classroom

Incorporating errorless daily questions has been a game charger for hundreds of classrooms, not just mine. I got this email the other day from Erica and knew I had to share with you. How could daily questions change your classroom? You don't know until you try! And I'd bet you'd be surprised at just how many ways it will benefit the students in your classroom


"Last year I was looking to revamp my usual morning meeting routine and I stumbled across your daily questions on TpT. I cannot explain, nor be so grateful for, what this one resource did for my students.

Engagement, Independence, and Expressive Language

In a matter of weeks, their engagement, independence, and above all expressive language improved DRASTICALLY. I noticed how each of my students would participate without fear and even provide unprompted comments! The question of the day quickly became both mine and my students favorite part of the morning. I absolutely love the errorless learning aspect. I put such high expectations on my students everyday but this simple routine truly allows them to be themselves.

12+ Hacks for Sped Prep

Prepping special education materials can take forever, right?! Well, that is, until you learn some tricks or find a good Netflix show to binge while prepping! ;)

 Check out some of these sped prep hacks and see how you can make your prep time more productive! (amazon affiliate links are included in this post)

Laminating Hacks

1. Cut laminating sheets in half - Only laminating half a page? Cut your laminating pouch in half, making sure to leave part of the front section (the folded part you put in first) on each half so that you can still insert each section correctly.

2. Don't cut first when laminating - I know some people will disagree with me here, but I have never cut out all the little pieces first (okay, except for a while when I figured it must be better, but I didn't notice a difference so I stopped!) and I have never had an issue with laminating peeling. So save a step, laminate and then cut!

(But I will trim so that I don't waste laminating stuff that doesn't need to be laminated)

Prepping special education materials can take forever, right?! Well, that is, until you learn some tricks or find a good Netflix show to binge while prepping! ;)     Check out some of these sped prep hacks and see how you can make your prep time more productive!
3. Run two laminators at once - `Cut your laminating time in half by using two laminators at once! When you can grab them at under $20 on Amazon, why not! Then you will have a back up in case one ever breaks on you too.

Preparing Special Education Students for Active Shooter Drills

It is a sad reality in our classrooms today that one of the drills we must practice with our special education students is an active shooter / lockdown drill.

I'll admit, while I was teaching, this isn't something I took too seriously. I turned off the lights and had students continue to work at their desks, or allowed them to have free time on iPads while I covered up our windows. I didn't want to disrupt my students schedules. Now, I think I would have to take things a little bit more seriously.

New Years Resolutions and Activities for Special Education Classrooms

Are you ready to go back to school after winter break? 

These four free new years activities will help you get back into the swing of things, and spend less time planing so you can enjoy what you have left of break! 

All of these activities are perfect for special education classrooms and have little to no prep, just print and go!

Christmas Gifts for Paraprofessionals

A special education classroom relies so much on their paraprofessionals! It's especially nice to show them how much they are appreciated, especially around this time of year!
No matter your budget, I think I have some really good ideas here for you :)

Mess Free Ornament Painting

How many of you have your students make gifts for their parents? Ornaments are one of my favorite simple gifts to make! You can easily pair it with another gift, or give it by itself!

This is a sponsored post by The Pencil Grip, Inc. - the makers of Kwik Stixs and Magic Stixs
All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Links in this post are affiliate links.

I think that wood ornaments like the ones I used or these on Amazon are perfect for all ages, even age appropriate for high school aged students (so many ornament crafts I see on Pinterest wouldn't be appropriate, such as handprint ornaments for high schoolers, obviously a no - and others seem to childish as well). However, wood ornaments are perfect for everyone! Joann's had a bunch to choose from, including ones with spaces for a picture or without.
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