SPED Teacher Essentials: Beyond the Basics


It's Back to School time! I don't know about you, but the school supply section of every store is like a magnet to me. I just can't stay away. I do a lot of stocking up for the year during August, so I'm here to share my essentials with you. Don't worry, this isn't another post about buying lamination and Velcro. But if you still need the basics, you can check out Part 1 here.
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Goo Gone: Remove anything sticky with ease! I always have a bottle of this in my classroom. If you need to clean your Velcro scissors, this stuff is great!


 
CD Pouches: These are great for storing picture icons. Last year, I used them to store the pieces for interactive books. Just punch in the binding machine and add it in the back of the book. You can also use them for visual schedules. My students place their icon in the CD pouch when finished.
Astrobrights Paper
Adapted Scissors: I finally bought some of these for my students last year, and I can't believe I hadn't gotten them earlier. They are great for students and so much easier if you need to use hand over hand when helping a student cut something.

 
Lens Cleaning Wipes: These are perfect for cleaning iPad or tablet screens. Almost all of my students have AAC devices, so I keep a box of these to wipe off their gooey finger prints!

 
Timers: Because data! These timers are magnetic, so I just stick them on my white board and grab one when I need it.
 
Dab & Dot Markers:  My students love these! It's a fun way for them to record their answers on a multiple choice worksheet. We also use them to record how our day was in our daily communication logs.

 
Plastic Shoe Bins: These are perfect for task boxes, storing task cards, etc. So many uses!



Tablet/Book Stands: These are great for holding iPads or tablets, but they are also great to hold books or student materials. I have several students who require picture icons presented on a large board. I use a book stand to hold the adapted book while I present the answer choices. That way, they can still refer back to the book if they need to!

Did I miss anything? What are your classroom essentials?

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