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:
Special Education, Life Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
$5.00
$4.00
1,245
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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, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Lesson
$17.00
$13.60
276
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
MEAL PREP TASK CARDS!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
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Cooking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$5.00
$4.00
995
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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:
Special Education, Life Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$4.50
$3.60
1,134
Digital Download PDF (1.80 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, Professional Documents
$3.50
$2.80
333
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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 they his 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
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Centers
$33.50
$26.80
405
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Catch your students being good by rewarding them with these positive student take home notes!NOW INCLUDES A SPANISH VERSION!Catch them sharing, doing a kind deed, making good choices, using appropriate calming strategies, problem solving, or for
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$3.00
$2.40
63
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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 many learning opportunities!!Cooking is not only an essential life skill, it is a great opportunity to teach students essential literacy and mathematical
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Cooking
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Centers
$14.75
$11.80
396
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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 and acceptance, but it decreases bullying and helps general education students to better
Subjects:
Character Education, Classroom Community, Special Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$10.75
$8.60
254
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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:
Special Education, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Centers
$5.00
$4.00
1,864
Digital Download PDF (4.49 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
FRY'S SIGHT WORD RINGS BUNDLE!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 allow you to easily manage
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Word Walls
$17.50 $14.00
$11.20
215
Bundle
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Engage your students with these life skills sorting and matching mats for community settings and rooms in a house!These matching and classifying activities help students classify and sort items that belong in a specific household/outdoor settings.
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
$4.50
$3.60
565
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Centers
$14.75
$11.80
201
Digital Download PDF (13.15 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
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 frames are perfect for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Centers
$5.00
$4.00
283
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
In today’s technological world, it is really essential that students know how to use a calculator, yet it is very surprising to find that very few students do know how to use one. This set includes 72 progressive task cards that will provide your
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Task Cards, Centers
$6.00
$4.80
170
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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, 4th, 5th
Types:
Centers, Printables
$15.00 $12.00
$9.60
289
Bundle
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Prepositions are often a hard concept to teach to students. Many refer to them as directional words, positional words, and some as simply prepositions! This is why I have labeled them in all 3 terms! This is a set of 18 task cards to allow students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Special Education
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Lesson, Activities
$3.00
$2.40
192
Digital Download PDF (1.57 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
The Rainbow in Me is a fun back to school activity for that first day back! It's a great way for your students to get to know one another and makes a beautiful wall or bulletin board display! Students will love revealing their own unique rainbow at
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
$1.60
73
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Engage your students with these life skills sorting and classifying mats for community settings and rooms in a house with real photos!These sorting and classifying activities help students classify and sort items that belong in real life
Subjects:
Specialty, Special Education, Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
$4.50
$3.60
185
Digital Download PDF (4.70 MB)
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:
Special Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$25.00
$20.00
187
Digital Download PDF (12.29 MB)
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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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