Reteach, reteach reteach

Lately I found that several of my kiddos have taken a back slide on alphabet letter recognition. This was  material we learned last year and reviewed at the beginning of this year, but as I am sure you have experienced, for one reason or another, we often find ourselves needing to reteach concepts.
Recently, I found myself in this position but felt I had exhausted my alphabet materials and needed something new to present these two precious girls with to help them regain this skill.
ALPHA CUPS provides the kids with extra ways to practice letter recognition.
Alpha cups originally began by mounting a capital letter on one cup and its matching lower case on another. Kids then match the letters and name them by stacking the like letters together, as seen below.
 These alpha cups are also good for working on sequencing of letters in the alphabet and can be grouped easily into whatever groups your students need extra help with. The pages can even be cut apart and placed on a file folder. Then students can match the letters and name them or even give the sound associated with the letter by matching them to the cards in the file folder.

 TIP: One of the greatest things that has helped me in my years of teaching is organization. Figure out your organization method from the start and stick to it. Perhaps you think best if things are organized by color; then organize your materials by color: Reading activities could be blue, math red and writing green. This makes materials easy to find in storage closets, makes them easy to use in the classroom and helps the students know which activities go with which subject.

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End of the Month Sale

Been some crazy weeks at this teacher's classroom lately so haven't been blogging much😧! 

Let's end September with a bang. Let's have a sale!

Hop on over to my TpT Store where everything is on sale for 20% off from now until September 30th.

Have fun! Don't forget to leave feedback so I know what you think and that way you get credit for your purchase that you can use towards future purchases.



Kismet says:

         It's time for something SPECIAL for my followers, and friends!

Its the beginning of the school year, and everyone could use a few more things to make that lesson coming up...just perfect! Now is your chance!

So here's what's happening. 

WHAT:     It's a 24 hour BACK TO SCHOOL BOGO SALE!!
WHEN:  It starts at midnight Sunday  9/7/14 and lasts just 24 hours.

You will find activities for a variety of reading skills that include letter names, sounds, phonics, word analysis, comprehension, rhyming, sight words, and vocabulary. There are activities for math that include number concepts, greater than less than, colors, money, touch numbers, telling time, color words and decomposing numbers. You will also find activities for writing words and sentence construction.

 Here's what you do!

1.Click the link  below.
Superteach's Special Ed TPT Store
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2. Browse the store until your heart's content and find the perfect item or items for you.
3. Purchase the items you have chosen.
4. Choose an item of equal or lesser value for EACH ITEM just purchased. Email  your TPT username PLUS the name of the BOGO items you would like  to maryann412@me.com. I will send you a free copy of the item of your choice. VOILA!! Buy One Get One!!!

Have fun!


Meet Kismet - my sweet pug. She misses me greatly when I'm working. She thinks we need to do something different and new.   So...keep on reading!

School has started! Labor Day has come and gone. It's week 4 of the new school year here and the memories of the wonderful days of summer are fading fast!

I find my mind once again consumed  with what will work best for my students, state standards, and I am feeling a little boost is needed so I am passing this boost forward to YOU, my friends, my followers, blog readers and customers!

Be sure to check back starting at midnight tonight for big surprises and opportunities. 

It will be a 24 hour opportunity you won't want to miss!



I have teamed up with a great group of special educators!
Did we mention how much we love special educators??! 
Well just to show you how much, 24 of us have joined together to help you start your new year out with a BOOM! 
We are beyond excited and even more excited for you! Ok, maybe even just a wee bit jealous! :)
These 24 awesome special educators, including me, have put together 5 fabulous giveaways and a freebie hop with over 20 freebies just for you!! 
Shall we get this party going!!? 
Are you ready?
The first 3 giveaways are split into 3 categories; early childhood, primary, and intermediate! So be sure to enter the one for your grade level! You can click on any of the pictures to view the product in their store or to wishlist it in case you don't win!!{wink}
Here's a look at everything one teacher will win in the Early Childhood Pack!
Here's a look at everything one teacher will win in the Primary Pack!
Seriously!!!!?? Are you feeling the Love?!
Here's a look at everything one teacher will win in the Intermediate Pack! As you know, it can be a challenge finding resources on TpT for this level, but we did manage to put a few things together that we think you'll love!
a Rafflecopter giveaway But wait! There's MORE! David at "Attainment Company" was generous enough to give two lucky teachers a copy of this e-Book for their iPad. (This e-Book is compatible ONLY for iPad, so if you do not have an iPad do not enter!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway How many of you have seen this book, or are even using it in your classroom to assess and determine presents levels?? Brigance CIBS
Last year a new and improved updated version was released...... Brigance CIBS II
and we're super excited that Robin at "Curriculum Associates" has generously donated it for us to give to one of you!! Folks, this is a $339.00 value!! Now this one definitely makes us just a wee bit jealous!  (Our apologies, but this one is for U.S. residents only) a Rafflecopter giveaway And now it's time for a............... FREEBIE HOP!

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