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By Polka Dot Poodle
You don’t need a musical background to incorporate these activities into your morning routine or throughout the school day. Children with special needs respond very positively to music and rhythmic activities. Using music is an an effective strategy
Subjects:
Music, Special Education, Oral Communication
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$3.50
23 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
Adapted Books provide an opportunity for all learners to participate and engage in their own unique way. The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza (Philomen Sturges), is a class favorite. The kids love the modern twist on the tale and we really like the
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
35 ratings
3.9
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By Polka Dot Poodle
This Little Red Hen resource allows autistic, non-verbal and special needs children to actively participate and engage during literacy instruction. It can easily be used with any version of this beloved, classic tale. Included Adapted Book (Color)
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
This Adapted Book allows autistic, non-verbal and special needs children to actively engage and participate. It can easily be used with your favorite version of this beloved, classic tale. There are additional interactive activities included.
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
31 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
This Adapted Book allows autistic, non-verbal and special needs children to actively engage and participate. It can easily be used with your favorite version of this beloved, classic tale. Please take a look at the preview.Place the Adapted Book,
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
We develop and use Adapted Books to provide an opportunity for all learners to engage and participate in their own unique way. We love the book, "Are You My Mother" by PD Eastman. It's a sweet story...easy to understand with a touch of humor. Our
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
Two Sets of 39 PRIMER Level Dolch Sight Word Cards, Boardmaker Symbols 1 Set of Word Wall Cards 1 Set of Matching Flashcards We also offer: 40 FREE Word Wall Cards, PRE-PRIMER Level Dolch GRADE 1 Word Wall Cards and Flashcards, GRADE 1
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
This resource contains a variety of literacy and math learning activities that coordinatewith the classic tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The activities are geared for beginning readers as well as autistic and special needs students. *Please
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (65.73 MB)
By Polka Dot Poodle
This Social Story can help teachers and parents prepare their children for upcoming field trips. These trips can be amazing and enriching experiences...but can also be quite stressful. We have used this story with our students and have found that
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, For Parents
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
Adapted Books provide an opportunity for all learners to participate and engage in their own unique way. Children will enjoy and learn from retelling the story, "Caps for Sale", using picture symbols and interactive activities. Use for whole group
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
School Assemblies are social situations that can be very challenging for many children. Use this little book to help prepare your children. Differentiate by choosing the pages that best meets each child's needs.We make sure that all of our Social
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
Fire drills can be quite stressful for children (and their teachers!). Use this social story to help prepare and reassure your students. You can create a personalized book for each child by choosing the pages that meet their needs. It is also a
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, For Parents
$2.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
Sight Word Success for Special Learners Pre Primer Level Dolch Words, Set 1 Words in Set 1 are: big, can, run, I, see This resource has been designed for students with special needs who benefit from picture cues and a consistent, familiar format.
Subjects:
Special Education, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$3.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
We have developed language, literacy, math and science activities to go along with the book "One Duck Stuck" by Phyllis Root. There are 2 levels for almost all of the printables in order to provide options for differentiated instruction. It is
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Polka Dot Poodle
All children learn from a combination of input from their senses. Use this interactive adapted reader during your sensory routine. It is ready to be laminated and the pictures can be cut out and affixed with velcro. We have also included
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
We love the new Nuts Family books by Eric Litwin. Just like his beloved Pete the Cat Books, these new books are rhythmic, musical and have great illustrations. The story lines are sweet and family orientated. We strongly suggest these books for
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
8 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
All children can experience reading success. This resource has been designed using Boardmaker Symbols for students with special needs who benefit from picture cues and a consistent, familiar format. Included: 1 Set of Grade One Dolch Word Wall
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Poodle
This resource can be used with any of your favorite versions of the Gingerbread story. Our adapted book is a bit of a combination of the classic tale with an ending closer to "The Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett. (Hint: Nobody gets eaten!) . The
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (17.65 MB)
By Polka Dot Poodle
We develop and use Adapted Books so that all children can engage and participate in their own unique way. This resource can be used with any version of the classic tale, Stone Soup. The accompanying literacy and math activities in this unit focus on
Subjects:
Special Education, Literature
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
11 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (41.82 MB)
By Polka Dot Poodle
Our Morning "CAN DO" Work Binder can be used on a daily basis to provide reinforcement of personal information and calendar skills. The tasks do not require writing and are interactive and personalized. Once assembled, your students will have
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (36.85 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

We are 2 friends and colleagues with over 30 years experience in education. We have taught students with a wide range of special needs from Kindergarten to 8th grade. We started Polka Dot Poodle to address the void in consistent and adaptable educational materials for special needs kids .All of our materials are great for general ed. kids as well. If there is something you need….let us know. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teach through Music and Literature.... Scaffold and Differentiate.... Use Materials that are Attractive, Motivating and Interactive... Be Organized... Give Every Child a Voice... Celebrate Success Every Day!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Education, Queens College of City University of NY; M.A. Special Education, New York University; B.A. and M.A. Education, SUNY Geneseo

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We both share a love of music, children's literature, theater and, of course, POODLES.

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