So here is a look into my day:

When do I do all my planning for the school year?! Mostly in the summer, as once the school year starts up I have limited time to do a lot of planning due to meetings. However, I make adjustments as needed to the lesson plans. I also try not to bring that much work home because I want to make sure to have time with my Ethan and Madi.

I also have a year long plan with what themes I plan on teaching.

When do you plan?! Link up with Blog Hoppin to share!

First, make sure you check out the blog hop from yesterday and the giveaways! You can go here to do that. 

Well, to help me stay organized I have lots of lists, binders, and portable portfolios/ files for my kiddos.

Here are some pictures of each:

Lesson Plan Binder; I keep notes of what worked, what didn't and all of the w.s. we did in there.

The next three binders just keep all of my papers in order in one spot and easy to find.

IEP Progres Monitoring Binder...Why does this work?! Well, I have 24 kiddos and each of those kiddos have different IEP goals to work on. In addition to the IEP goals I have to make sure everything we do correlates to the Creative Curriculum and gets my kids ready for Kindergarten. So with all of these different pieces to take into account I have different binders to keep my assessing organized so we can use this for child study, placement for next year, and for writing up each child's IEP and having the IEP meetings.

Link up with Blog Hoppin to share why and how you organize your classroom.

Lastly, I have my tpt shop all set for the Boost Sale today. Make sure to check it out for 28% off!

Have a great Wednesday!

This past year I discovered Adapted Books and I love them! So do my kiddos. You are able to work on a lot of different math and literacy skills (matching, counting, colors,shapes, positional words, etc) and once the kids understand how to use them they can do them independently. So my freebie for you is this Counting Wizards Mini Adapted Book (link all the way at the bottom). I am also giving away my Mega Mini Adapted Books pack!

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!
Here is my freebie for you
Counting Wizards Freebie
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