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8 Amazing Adapted Art Lessons for Children with Special Needs
Try these 8 amazing adapted art lessons for children with special needs. These elementary projects include Bubble Wrap printing for students who absolutely love the texture, Scribble Monsters, perfect for the children's book The Color Monster by Anna Llenas, and a Sensory Bottle Project!
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Weather Activities For Kids - Teaching Special Thinkers
Need weather themed activities for your classroom? Check out this blog post with tons of hands-on and engaging literacy, math, science, art, and sensory ideas kids will love! These fun printable lesson plans are great for preschool, kindergarten, homeschool, or special education students. Toddlers will love the sensory bin and crafts!
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Heavy Work: WHAT it is and WHY Your Students Need It - Teaching Special Thinkers
How to set up calm down heavy work stations in the self-contained special education classroom to help kids with sensory, autism, or behavior issues with items you already have!
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Phonics Activities for the K-2 Classroom - Teaching Special Thinkers
Incorporate phonemic awareness daily into your special ed, preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade classrooms with fun non-seasonal file folders for work on beginning, medial, and ending sounds, rhyming, and syllables. The activities in each file folder are perfect for building a strong foundation for reading. Use them for small group instruction, literacy centers, turn taking games, and even independent practice.
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Phonics Activities for the K-2 Classroom
Incorporate phonemic awareness daily into your special ed, preschool, kindergarten, or 1st grade classrooms with fun non-seasonal file folders. Work on beginning, medial, and ending sounds, rhyming, and syllables. Use these activities for small group instruction, literacy centers, turn taking games, and even independent practice!
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Watercolor Geodes Art Project
Embark on a colorful adventure with this exciting Water Geodes Art Project ! Ideal for young artists, our elementary painting lesson will help them master watercolor painting techniques while having a blast. Follow the fun, easy-to-follow steps and watch them create dazzling art pieces, perfect for home or school!
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The Magic of Teaching Art to Kids
Explore the magic of teaching art to kids that not only boosts their creativity but their confidence as well. Unleash their potential and witness their imagination flourish. Learn the benefits of teaching art to your children.
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11 Ways To Encourage Kids to Create Art on Their Own
Do you want your children to explore their creativity and spark their imagination? Not sure how to go about this? Here are 11 ways you can encourage kids to create art at home, allowing them to independently create their own works of art and unleash their creative potential.
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Free Theme Labels for Your Classroom
Need to get all your thematic unit materials organized? Download our free Made For Me Literacy labels here and get organized!
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Summer Self Portrait Drawing Lesson for Kids
Kids can't wait for summer? Bring the sunshine into your art lessons with our easy-to-follow guide on drawing yourself living your best life in your favorite warm-weather settings!
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Learning All About Apples with the Made For Me Literacy Curriculum - Teaching Special Thinkers
Apples is such a fun theme for the fall! 4 weeks of Made For Me Literacy lesson plans DONE for you. These cross-curricular literacy units come with a calendar overview curriculum map and all the materials you need for the month for your prek kinder or sped classroom. They include read alouds with comprehension, vocabulary, centers, digital activities, no prep printables, anchor charts, crafts, snack ideas, and sensory bin recipes.
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Teaching Functional Life Skills in Special Education - Teaching Special Thinkers
Do you teach life skills in your special education classroom? We used our instructional kitchen to work on basic functional life skills like putting away groceries, sorting silverware, and folding hand towels. These types of centers are such a perfect addition to your academic curriculum.