Academic Skills



Classroom Reveal!

Hello Friends! It has been a while since I could blog! That is what Back to School does to me I guess! It has been a whirlwind of a couple weeks and I am happy things are finally settling into a routine! Today I am going to link up with The Primary Gal Linky-Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition!
Remember, I am an intensive needs teacher so my classroom set up is not traditional! I have seven students and we do very little whole group instruction, everything is individualized to the students abilities based on their IEP and the Ohio Extended Standards. I have three instructional aides in the classroom and they collect data and review curriculum so that means we needs lots of small group ares! Enjoy the tour!!

View when you walk into the classroom

Teachers Pay Teachers Back To School Sale!!

Hello friends! You may have heard that TPT is doing a back to school sale! My cart is so full I might have to make some cuts even with the sale! There is just so much great stuff out there!! Check out my store Laughing and little learners tpt store

I added some fun new products such as Sensory brain breaks and an unofficial standards based report card for students who use the Ohio Extended Standards. I choose to make this (after talking to my principal) because the Common Core standards are way above my students levels so their report card was not very relevant. They will still get an official report card, but this is just a little something extra so parents know how their child is doing with the Ohio Extended Standards. More on the Extended Standards later, but for now I have to get to the last week of summer school! 

Happy Back to School Shopping everyone! 


Five for Friday

Today I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching  for a Friday Linky (my first one ever!) for Five for Friday!!

1. I am almost done with summer school and have been lucky enough to teach in my actual classroom this summer. I have spent a few hours every day after the kids leave at noon working on my room! I am almost done and so excited to "reveal" my classroom on the blog soon! This weekend I will get ready from the comfort of my own home using my awesome teacher planner from A Modern Teacher  
2. I am so excited to head to Chicago on Thursday this week to meet my newest nephew Eddie! Isn't he just the cutest!?!?

3. I made a HUGE purchase this week! I finally broke down and got a MacBook Air. I have gotten super frustrated this week trying to make the switch from Microsoft to Apple, but as I get better I am so happy with my purchase! It is so pretty and I am working on many new products for my TPT store!! If anyone has any good Mac Tips let me know! I have a learning curve right now when it comes to this new toy! 

4. I have a freebie!!!! One of my students has some anxiety issues and when she gets upsets she has some negative behaviors. One day she started singing this song and I was blown away at how cute it was! Where was it from?? I googled the lyrics (after I made her sing it 3 times) and found out it was from the children's show Daniel Tiger. I don't have any kids of my own so I never heard of this show, but it has become a great intervention to do when any of my students get upset. They love to sing it together and really calms them down! I made a cute printable with the lyrics to hang on my behavior bulletin board! Hope you all enjoy (Side note: I do not take credit for this lyrics AT ALL--check out the show it is a great way to show proper social skills!) Check out my TPT store to download the freebie! Clam Down Song
5. I am signed up for my very first Slant Box! Jameson over at Lessons with Coffee takes on a HUGE task of pairing up teachers to send a sweet box of treats every month! I am so excited to link up and get to know some more bloggers! I will be sending a box of fun Cleveland Stuff to Karen at Pens and Pencil Skirts and will be getting some local loot all the way from CANADA (I am so excited to have an international slant box on the way!) from Angela at Fun in Fourth! So excited to already make blogging connections! 

Thanks all for now! Happy Friday everyone!