Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch

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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
My sequencing mats have been such a huge hit with my students, and since they are also working on life skills daily, I decided to integrate life skills into my sequencing mats. Students can practice life skills and sequencing at the same time! There
Subjects:
Life Skills, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$5.00
1,182
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Are you looking to teach your children the meaning of yes and no and extend their understanding of basic concepts and simple questions?? These are important early literacy skills and this set is perfect for that! You'll get 54 yes/no question task
Subjects:
Life Skills, Oral Communication, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Task Cards, Activities
$3.50
1,103
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
I designed these sequencing mats as a fun way to help my students practice sequencing 4-5 step tasks. There are a total of 12 mats; 4 which involve 4-step sequencing and 8 which involve 5-step sequencing. I've included step-by-step sentences on each
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
1,842
Digital Download PDF (4.49 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Knowing how to select the necessary items needed to make a meal or a snack is an essential life skills task that is often difficult to teach in the classroom. Let's face it, these are not items we have readily available in our classrooms! One of my
Subjects:
Life Skills, Cooking, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
960
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Look no further!!! I’ve got your Science covered for the year! I know you will agree that this Science unit is incredible and your students will be begging for more! It's my students favorite part of their day and every day they can't wait to ask,
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Other (Science)
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Science Centers
$32.00
376
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This is a set of classifying activities to help students classify items that belong in a specific household/outdoor setting. Settings included are bathroom, kitchen, dining room, laundry room, living room, bedroom, park, and playground. Students
Subjects:
Life Skills, Oral Communication, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
550
Digital Download PDF (6.51 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
SPECIAL EDUCATION LESSON PLANS!!!Due to many requests, I have posted an editable template of my lesson plans!We know when working with special needs students and so many different levels, our lesson plans can become very long, cumbersome, and take
Subjects:
Life Skills, Classroom Management, Special Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Professional Documents, Other
$3.50
270
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Easily host your own Disability Awareness Day at your school with this kit! Holding a Disability Awareness Day is a great way to not only increase awareness, but it decreases bullying and helps general education students to better understand these
Subjects:
Character Education, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
237
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
COOK TO LEARN!Cooking in the classroom is so much fun and is such an easy way to sneak in so learning opportunities!!Cooking is not only an essential life skill, it is a great opportunity to teach students essential literacy and mathematical skills.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Cooking, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$12.00
380
Digital Download PDF (4.90 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Grammar Task Boxes!Looking to squeeze more grammar practice into your day? Look no further! These grammar puzzles are fun, engaging, and enticing. With this set, you’ll receive 16 independent grammar task box activities that targets 16 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Games
$13.75
173
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
#1 BEST SELLER! My sequencing mats are my most popular resource in my store! I designed these sequencing mats as a fun way to help my students practice sequencing 4-5 step sequencing tasks. This bundle includes Set 1, Set 2, and Set 3. Each set
Subjects:
Short Stories, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Printables
$15.00
$12.50
274
Bundle
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Social Skills For a Year includes 36 social skills lessons! Each week, a new social skill is introduced and explicitly taught throughout the week. Each lesson provides a kid-friendly definition of the skill, an objective, and an essential question.
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Minilessons
$10.00
190
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Will you be teaching beginning sequencing skills soon?? Looking for a place to start? These sequencing boards are perfect for beginners! Start your beginners out with these basic 3-step sequencing boards. There are 28 boards included in this set.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Activities
$3.50
222
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Want an easier way to practice and record sight words in your classroom? These sight word rings make practicing sight words a breeze and keep you organized! Plus, the recording sheets included allows you to easily manage which words your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Word Walls
$12.50
$10.00
193
Bundle
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
UPDATED FOR 2021!Writing has never been easier with these premade writing frames. Students simply fill in the blanks on the writing frames and then copy their paragraph onto a sheet of paper for a perfectly laid out paragraph! These writing prompts
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Special Education
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Printables
$4.50
275
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Are you frustrated with behaviors?? Not sure where to turn or how to manage difficult students in your classroom? The Ultimate Behavior Kit is here to the rescue!! This kit will assist you in dealing with frustrating, agonizing behaviors that have
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Special Education, Specialty
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Classroom Forms, Other
$22.00
180
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This Back to School activity is sure to be a hit with your students! Students get to complete their profile as apps on these large, full-page iPads. It's a great "Get to Know You Activity," and makes an awesome bulletin board display! A bulletin
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
93
Digital Download PDF (1.87 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
You asked and you got it!!! Where Does It Go, featuring REAL LIFE PHOTOS! Similar to my other "Best Selling" Where Does It Go Set, only this set includes real life photos!! This is a set of classifying activities to help students classify where
Subjects:
Life Skills, Oral Communication, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
175
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
My sequencing mats have been such a fabulous resource in my classroom and so helpful to so many other classrooms as well! Not only are they a fun way to help students practice sequencing skills, these sequencing mats also allow students to learn
Subjects:
Life Skills, Reading Strategies, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$5.00
157
Digital Download PDF (4.13 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This is a set of posters to help children learn their Doubles Facts! Building a strong foundation of doubles is essential to basic number sense and will help students with mental math strategies such as doubles plus one, doubles minus one, and so
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Posters, Computation
$3.00
197
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in a self-contained primary/intermediate special education classroom for 11 years. I teach in a very diverse classroom with a multitude of disabilities that range from autism, downs, emotional disturbance, OHI, ID, to SLD students. I also taught in a resource room for two years and prior to obtaining my teaching degree, I was an aide in a resource room for five years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm all about a positive learning environment and positive reinforcement. I avoid negative consequences and recognize the best. I believe classroom management, organization, rapport, and honesty are key to running an effective classroom. I use ABA in my classroom and I like to think of my classroom as family and my students feel the same way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Autism Teaching of Excellence Award 2014 Educator of the Year Award 2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed in Special Education M.S. in Cognitive Behavioral Disorders (EBD)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two children and am married to the man of my dreams. We love anything outdoors. We enjoy nature, camping, state parks, and our beautiful Colorado River. I love the desert, but my roots and soul are from North Carolina.

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