5 Teachers Pay Teachers Resources that I Use Every Day

Special Education Essentials from Teachers Pay Teachers

Ok, I spend a lot of money on Teachers Pay Teachers. Anyone else? 🙋 And I will even admit that often times, I impulse buy and rarely (if ever) actually use the resource that I bought. But there are several resources that I use (almost) every day that have become a staple in my classroom. Here are 5 of them.

Visual Schedule Flip Books by Especially Education

This is my go to for students who need visual supports for behavior or need a visual schedule. I love how it keeps all the visuals in one place and it can travel easily from location to location.  Also, it's a lot less destructive when thrown across the room than a binder or clipboard...speaking from experience. It's easy to customize and always lasts the whole year when laminated. And I love updating the tokens based on what my students like.


Question of the Day from Breezy Special Ed

Question of the day is a great way to work on language and math skills. We create a graph with our answers, go around the room and practice answering the question in a complete sentence and then asking a friend, and counting and comparing the responses in our graph. It's quick and easy and my students love it.



 

Sign of the Week from Miss Lulu

Ok, I made this one but I've made a lot of things and this is one that we use year after year after year. Sign of the Week is literally my students favorite part of the day (besides lunch but they are middle schoolers so I don't hold that against them). I prep new workbooks it at the beginning of the year and boom, lesson planning for the whole year is complete.


Adapted Books from Mrs. D's Corner and Mrs. P's Specialties

We live on adapted books in my classroom. When these first became a "thing" I wasn't convinced. I didn't see the point. But I caved in and tried them out and they are a must have in special education! These are great for modeling with AAC, reading comprehension, matching, and so on. Even my students who are fluent readers enjoy the interactive-ness of adapted books.

 

Math Skill Checks from Cupcakes & Curriculum

These worksheets have been a game changer for my math instruction. My students always need more practice than a program provides. I have 3 grade level bundles of these skill checks and we use them every day. I love that they align right with my math curriculum and they are in a simple & clear format without unnecessary clip art. Even better, they are print and go!






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