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The Best “Bug” Themed Sped Products on TPT

The thing I love about Teachers Pay Teachers is that it is very easy to find materials that you need quickly-and with enough searching you can probably find the theme you need as well. I have an early learner who is OBSESSED with bugs. I knew that if I could integrate bugs into math, reading and writing, I could get him to do so much more work. But how would I find the time to create all of those materials in an appropriate timeline for him? TPT to the rescue!

Look at all of these materials! img_7162Most of these sellers offer products of similar concepts with different themes. If you see something you like but bugs are not your kid’s jam-check out the seller to see what else they have. For example, that Count It Out book has 12 different themes available!

The first thing I created was the I Like Bugs adapted book from Creative Curriculum Adaptations. I’ve gotten a couple of her books and I love them all. The pictures are vivid colors and the pieces are large enough that even my kiddos with fine motor issues can manipulate.

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I got 2 different products from Kayla Coffman with My Special Learners. The first item was this Count it Out book. I only made the 1-10 book but the download also included an 11-20 book.

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The second item I got was her All About Bugs file folder games. I made a bunch, including her patterns, number puzzles, ABC Match, Number to Word Match and counting file folders. There are more in the pack that I have not made-this is such a great value! I also have her holiday pack. What I love most is her file folders hit both math and literacy concepts, making it the best file folder pack I have found!

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This Spring Bugs, What Do You See is the second interactive book I’ve gotten from The Language Ladies SLP. I love the repetitive rhythm of this book and I know it will captivate the interest of my buddy as well!

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I had never heard of Irish Rose Place before I went on this search but I am so glad I found this shop! The Bugs Math Bundle was exactly what I needed! She has multiple adapted books, tracing sheets, counting cards and more! Her products are a great value!

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The last item was the Bugs in a Jar Book from Teaching Special Thinkers. I love that he can flip each jar up-that makes the whole book so much more interesting!

I cannot wait to take all of these products to school tomorrow!! If you don’t follow me on Instagram, do it now. I’ll be posting stories of these products in play this week!


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Numbers and Counting Unit!

I have been wanting to make this unit for a while, but it quickly became apparent that I needed this ASAP for an ESY kiddo. I spent all weekend long pulling this together and laminated everything yesterday. My fingers are sore from all the Velcro today but this product is ready to go for tomorrow!

I LOVE adapted books so I took a try at making some-I love how they came out! In the counting book, the kids will count the objects in the picture and find the matching number. The numbers are on a panel that is bound to the back page of the book. For the ocean book, students count out fish for each page. There are 55 fish total for this book, so I am going to keep all the fish in a zip lock bag stapled to the back page of the book.

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I created a Count the Objects File Folder with large pictures for the student to count. The Count the Chocolate Chips, Match the Dominoes and Count the Tally Marks versions provide a nice challenge for students with more advanced one-to-one correspondence.

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The Match the Robots file folder is a more simple file folder that just requires students to match the number. The number puzzle is also a more simple product that has students put the number in order. Once they get the numbers in order they reveal a beach scene, which also helps them in self-correction.

 

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There are two Tens Frame file folder games that are more complex. Sometimes my middle tier students get left out-I’m excited to have two new file folders that target their level!

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The last thing included are two sets of task cards. In the first step, students count the objects and chose the correct number from the 3 listed below. Students can use clothespins or a dry erase marker to select their answer. In the second version, they count and match the number. I have all the numbers on a spare card at the end of the task card set.

 

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This product is on sale through Thursday, 6/30!! Grab it before it goes full price at Adaption Station on Teachers Pay Teachers! Also, I will be posting this in a freebie giveaway on Thursday, so if you want this for free be sure to follow me on Instagram! for a chance to win!!

And seriously, I have about 12 followers right now so you have a really chance at winning 🙂