Would You Like Some Special Education Dollar Deals?

So I’ve teamed up with some other special education bloggers to bring you something really fun and special.  Announcing Special Education Dollar Deals, AKA, SPED Dollar Deals.  To get in on the fun and super savings you’ll need to search #speddollardeals on Teachers Pay Teachers website to find all the goodies.  You’ll be saving 70-80% off the regular prices!  SPED  Dollar Deals is offered TODAY, Wednesday, July 7 only!

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So don’t delay!  I have not one, not two, but three dollar deals in my TpT store.  They are…


Regularly priced at $5.00 and yours for just $1.00 today only!

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Regularly priced at $4.00 and yours today for a buck!


Regularly priced at $6.00 and yours for just $1.00?  Yes, its true.

Get ’em while you can.  😉

“So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people to do in this world than to eat, drink and enjoy life.  That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them.”

(Ecclesiastes 8:15)


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Teacher’s Appreciation Sale 28% off Everything {Right Now!}

Click on the banner for the link to my Teachers Pay Teacher’s store and SALE!

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“The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.”

{1 Timothy 5:17}


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Number Identification and Counting Packet {Zoo Animals Theme}

This number identification and counting packet has a zoo animals theme and is aligned with several Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards.

This packet includes flashcards for numerals 0-20 and flashcards with the corresponding number of animals on each. You can use these cards for memory and matching games, practice and review, assessment, etc. There are 10 worksheets that have ten frames and students are to count the number animals and write the number (0-10) on the line. There are 10 worksheets with blank ten frames where students are to draw the number given (0-10). You can have students use mini stamps, draw circles, etc. to complete these pages. Next, there are 10 worksheets that have ten frames and students are to count the number animals and write the number (10-20) on the line. Then there are 10 worksheets with blank ten frames where students are to draw the number given (10-20). All the worksheets are in black and white or grayscale to save ink. There are zebra print posters for numbers 0-20. For numbers 1-9, I used animals to show the touch points based on the TouchMath® counting strategy. For numbers 0 and 10-20, there is a picture representing the number. Print the posters and laminate them to display in your classroom. Also included are 10 Roll and Cover game boards for numbers 0-10 and 10 Roll and Cover game boards for numbers 0-20. To play the game, I would cover the six sides of all the dice with a white label so that this side represents 0 and the other sides represent 1-5. Have students use 2 dice for the 0-10 game boards, and 4 dice for the 0-20 game boards. Students can use bingo markers or animal crackers to cover the numbers. Finally, there are practice pages for each number 0-20. The pages have the numeral, the spelling of the word and a picture representing that number at the top of the page. Under that I included a rhyme to remind students how to write the number and then there are lines for students to practice writing the number. At the bottom of the practice pages there is an area where students are to draw their own picture representing that number.


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The clipart used in this file was created by me and Erica Haber.

I created this packet to use for special education and RTI intervention, both in and out of the classroom.

I hope you love it and that it really helps your students! If so, please rate me and follow me. I love to read your comments and I really appreciate your follows!

Thank you so much!

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“See that you do not despise one of these little ones.  For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”

(Matthew 18:10)


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Teachers Pay Teachers Sale Extension!

Teachers Pay Teachers has extended the sale for one more day!  You can STILL get 28% off your purchases using the promo code HEROES.


I hope you find something you SUPER!

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”

(Luke 16:10)


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A Sitewide Sale & A New Product!

Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a sitewide sale called “Teachers Are Heroes!” Love it. The sale is this Wednesday, February 25. Use the promo code HEROES to receive 28% off your purchases!


I recently added a product which I am super excited about. It’s a fluency and comprehension pack of 8 passages on a sixth grade reading level. The theme? Social Media. What could be more relevant?! It is regularly priced $5.00 but will be marked down to $4.00 during the sale, plus you can get it for an additional 8% off using the code!

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This packet contains 8 fluency passages with accompanying comprehension activities. The fluency passages range from 6.1 – 6.9 Flesch Kincaid readability levels. They are all on a sixth grade reading level. Each passage describes a different social media platform including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. They are all nonfiction informational text.

Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 8 weeks. For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

*How to Use*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities were designed to use as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activities (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

These materials could be used in other ways as well including as whole group fluency instruction or as homework. The materials in this packet are aligned to several Sixth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I try to make my fluency passages a little more fun than other ones I’ve used and who doesn’t love social media? I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

***Make sure you teach your students about safe Internet use rules, social media etiquette and guidelines. For the majority of these sites, you need to be at least 13 years of age. You may want to get parent permission before using these materials with your students.***

Feel free to use the Q&A link on TPT for any questions you might have!


“But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.”

(1 Thessalonians 5: 21-22)


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Happy New Year *Sale*

Happy New Year!  Enjoy 20% off of everything in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  Click on the banner below for the link to my store.

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“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away.”

(2 Corinthians 5:17)


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Behavior Intervention Bundle {Charts, Data Collection, Templates & More}

This zipped folder contains a variety of materials that can be used for behavior intervention for students with a range of behavioral needs in grades K-5.  Click on the pictures for the link to the item in my TpT store.


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Puzzle Token Boards (PDF)
Students can earn or lose pieces based on their behavior. As a contingency contract, the student must have one piece left to earn their incentive. As a token board, student must earn all 4 pieces to receive their reward. (You can also cut the puzzles into more pieces to fit your needs). I typically use these puzzle token boards for younger students who need a daily incentive to shape behavior.

Puzzle Coloring Token Boards (PDF)
Students earn puzzle pieces for target behaviors and color in pieces as they earn them during the day or part of the day (you can use 2 a day, one for morning and one for afternoon if that works better). Student must earn all 4 pieces to receive their reward. I typically use these puzzle token boards for younger students who need a daily incentive to shape behavior. They also provide small incentives throughout the day, if they like to color.

My Personal Behavior Clip Charts (mini classroom versions) (PDF)
This file contains 5 versions of personal behavior charts that you can print on cardstock, laminate, attach a mini clothespin, and use with your students.

Editable Personal Behavior Clip Charts (2 Word versions)

Individualized Behavior Charts with a Weekly Reward (PDF)
This file contains 5 charts that you can use with students. I’ve used visuals for 5 incentives that are popular with my students, or there is a blank template you can use. Print and put in a page protector and record behavior using symbol of your choice (star, smiley, etc.) or print a sheet each week, keep track of student’s behavior on the sheet, and have the completed sheet serve as 6 weeks worth of behavioral data. Finally, arrange the reward time at the end of the day on Friday with your student.

Hole punch Behavior Charts (PDF)
These charts can be used as contingency contracts where students must keep a certain amount of tokens un-punched, or as token boards where they receive punches for good behavior.

Functional Behavioral Information (PDF)
This file contains a poster of the 4 functions of behavior, an assessment tool I created, and some ideas for prevention and incentives for behavior. The assessment tool and list are not research based assessments; just a quick tool you can use to get started.

Behavior Chart Samples and Templates (PDF)
This file is a compilation of the different behavior charts I’ve made for students. Some serve as token boards where students earn tokens for desirable behaviors, and some serve as contingency contracts where students lose tokens for unwanted behaviors. I’ve included examples to use as reference and removed the specific information to create templates for you to write on and use.

Editable Behavior Charts PowerPoints (Portrait & Landscape)
These slideshows are compilations of different behavior charts I’ve made editable for you to use with your students. For best results, download all the CK Fonts (100) available in my store for personal and classroom use, as these are the fonts I’ve used in the templates. I also recommend downloading and installing CK Picture Schedule Pics font and the CK School Pics font which come in very handy in creating behavior charts. I’ve added text boxes where I would edit the documents, but feel free to add or remove them as needed.

Behavior Reminders for Students (PDF)
This file is a handful of the different behavior reminders I’ve made for students. You can use these reminders by taping them on students’ desks, on their planners, in the hallway, as a pin they wear and on your lanyard.

Behavior Intervention Plan Editable Template (Word)

Behavior Documentation and Data Collection Forms (PDF)
This file contains different forms I’ve created to track behavior data. I’ve made these forms editable for you using text boxes. For best results, download and install CK Fonts sets 1-5, available for free for personal and classroom use in my TpT store. You can use this behavior data and documentation to monitor students’ IEP or RTI progress, or for information for a Functional Behavioral Assessment.

Behavior Documentation and Data Collection Editable Forms (Word)

Behavior Contract Template (editable Word and non-editable PDF versions)

Basic Behavior Rules (PDF)
This file contains basic behavior reminders for students as well as larger visuals for each rule if you’d like to make them your classroom rules and post them.

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CKSchoolPics True Type Font File

I included several samples and editable documents in the hope that you can find something to work for you and your students, but because every student has different behaviors, needs, schedules, and motivation, you may have to tweak some of the documents to meet your needs. .

*** For best results you need to download all CK Fonts (sets 1-5) available in my store for free for personal and classroom use. You’ll also need to download and install CKSchoolPics and CKPictureSchedulePics fonts included in zipped file. Otherwise, the textboxes may look funny and not be formatted properly. ***

On the editable documents, add or remove text boxes as needed and if you’d like to hide something, simply insert a textbox filled with a white background over what you wish to hide. If you need support using any of these materials, please contact me at ckeimer@hotmail.com and I’ll be happy to help.

Because I understand how difficult behavior intervention can be, I tried to make this an AWESOME value for you. It’s about $0.04 a page, plus specialty fonts. I hope you love this folder and that you can use it to really help both you and your students! If so, I’d really appreciate your feedback and follows. 

Thank you so much and God bless you!
Courtney Keimer

“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.  If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them.  Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.  Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

(Luke 6: 27-31)