Friday, November 28, 2014

Thankful for Special Educators Blog Hop: 25 Special Ed. Bloggers Tips and Freebies

The turkey is eaten and the leftovers are put away, but it is your lucky day!  25 of your (and my) favorite Special Education bloggers have put together a fun blog hop just in time for this wonderful holiday weekend.  We just wanted to give you a little more to be thankful for.  I know I am thankful for so many of these bloggers myself and am honored to be part of this group of people to share some tips, tricks and freebies with all of you!

TIP:  Take time for yourself.  I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.  I started the week at the KY Council for Exceptional Children's Conference and am ending the week on break, to say the least it has been amazing and just what I needed.  The conference gave me some new and wonderful ideas that I can't wait to share with my school and with you.  Even more than that, this week has given me some time for myself.  The long hours, piles of paperwork, and the stress of dealing with different behaviors sure leaves a girl drained.  Although special education is a challenging career, it is also so rewarding.  When I see a breakthrough with a difficult behavior or finally find that one strategy that helps a student learn math or reading, I am reminded why I chose special education in the first place.  It is so important to keep your priorities straight as an educator, yes, school is incredibly important, but so is your family, your health and your life.  Take time to prioritize your to do list, find something to do outside of school that you love (like zumba, running or crafting...just my faves).  Remember to be your best in the classroom, you need to remember all of the things that you make you your best!   

FREEBIE:  A fun Christmas Planner to help you stress less and get ready for the holiday season!

No stressing about a Christmas work station, because I've got you covered!created a fun little Christmas freebie, just in time for December!  This can be used in centers or work box stations.  
Christmas Vocabulary: Say and Spell
Students use letter tiles to say and then spell Christmas words.  

And lastly,  Cyber Monday sales start on December 1!!

Head on over to the next blog!!

Thanks for checking in!  For more freebies and tips, continue the trip through the blog hop by checking out A Special Ed Connection...just click the button below.

A Special Ed Connection


  1. Great tip!! We all need to take a little time for ourselves once in awhile!!

    The Bender Bunch

  2. Your two freebies were wonderful! Thank you.
    Burke's Special Kids

  3. I couldn't agree with you more! Take time for yourself - sounds like you needed it :)
    Mindful Rambles

    1. Thanks! I could always go for some down time! :)

  4. Love your Christmas Planning Guide! So much to do! And so little time:) very helpful!!
    Lindy McDaniel
    Considerate Classroom

  5. Loved your freebies and they come just the right time as I am one stressed out teacher and needing my winter break! Thanks for your post!

    1. You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed the post and freebies!


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