Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch

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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
I do a lot of cooking in my classroom! When my students and I aren’t doing Science, we’re cooking! Cooking is not only an essential life skill, it is a great opportunity to teach students essential literacy and mathematical skills. Through cooking
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Cooking
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
314 ratings
4.0
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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:
Special Education, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$8.00
197 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This bundle includes my Touch Dot Money Mats for Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. You save $2 by purchasing the bundle!Each set includes 12 mats!Level 1 includes touch dot coins and offers student choices at the bottom of each mat. Each mat includes 4
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Special Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
$10.00
$8.00
217 ratings
4.0
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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, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Word Walls
$10.00
$8.00
103 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Teach your students number sense skills and base ten knowledge with 100 days worth of hundred chart printable activities. These activities are all simple and designed to be done independently. They can be used with a hundred pocket chart, hundred
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$7.00
107 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This set includes 80 pages of cut-n-paste sentence practice and uses Fry’s first 100 words, and incorporates CVC, blends, digraphs, and CVCV words. Students cut out the words ; then paste the words in the correct order to form a sentence, write the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
SL.1.5, SL.1.6, SL.2.6
$5.00
87 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Get your students engaged in learning prefixes with these colorful prefix centers. This set includes 8 prefix centers using the prefixes re, un, pre, dis, and mis. Activities provide students the opportunity to practice these prefixes through word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3d, RF.3.3a, RF.3.3c
$5.75
88 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Being able to make a ten is an essential, foundational math skill that students need a lot of practice with. I'm always looking for make a ten activities to keep it fun for my students and help them master this skill, so I created these games to
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$6.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Well we've done butterflies, we've done ladybugs, and this year we're doing ANTS! My students and I just LOVE Insect Lore's live insect kits and our ant hill has just arrived!This unit is packed with just about everything you'll need to teach your
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Science Centers
$5.50
62 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This is a set of 12 adapted books to help your students practice and learn sequencing skills. There are a total of 12 books; 4 which involve 4-step sequencing and 8 which involve 5-step sequencing. All of the books included are shown on the cover
Subjects:
Special Education, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
148 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
I have typed up all of the 1st grade Level Harcourt Trophies Decodables into fluency reading probes. There are 92 fluency probes included. Easily keep track of your students' fluency and WPM (words per minute) with these fluency probes that match
Subjects:
Reading, Short Stories, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Spring is a great time to do a study on ladybugs and this mini unit is the perfect way to slip it in during all of your subject areas! This Ladybug Mini Unit targets reading, writing, math, science, and fine motor skills! Students already love
Subjects:
Science, For All Subject Areas, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$5.00
47 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Teach multiple skills at once with these 12 Life Skills Adapted books that focus on Life Skills and SO much more! Use these Life Skills Books to meet an IEP goal, to teach life skills, following directions, sequencing, transitional words,
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Are your students struggling with coin recognition? Mine are! Despite doing our Dr. Jean money chants each morning, some of them still continue to struggle with naming the coins and their values. With this in mind I created these coin recognition
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Special Education
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
$5.25
78 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This set includes 49 fluency drills to help your students master reading word families, long vowels, digraphs, beginning blends, ending blends, vowel teams, diphthongs, affixes, and functional words. The drills are designed to be mastered in 30
Subjects:
Reading, Special Education, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
49 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This winter themed packet includes 35 pages of math activities to do with your kinders or first graders during the month of January! There are printable worksheets included as well as hands-on center activities. Since I work with a variety of grade
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$5.00
74 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This set includes visual posters/cards for teaching cool and not cool behaviors! There are 3 different sets included that include class behavioral rule posters, discussion posters, and independent task cards. Each set includes 28 behaviors; both
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$5.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Teach multiple skills at once with these 12 Life Skills Adapted books that focus on Life Skills and SO much more! Use these Life Skills Books to meet an IEP goal, to teach life skills, following directions, sequencing, transitional words,
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Reading Strategies
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$10.00
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.87 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
This resource will help you teach students the difference between good and bad choices and help them learn to make better choices! It includes 40 clip task cards, 4 good and bad choices sorting mats, 4 adapted books, 3 cut-n-paste good and bad
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$5.50
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.56 MB)
By Traci Bender - The Bender Bunch
Teaching food groups in your classroom? Then this mini unit has everything you need to teach your students about all five food groups; including combination food groups. There are 12 different activities that include: Food Group Pocketbook activity
Subjects:
Special Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Mini-Course, Printables
$5.00
28 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.92 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in a self-contained primary/intermediate special education classroom for 10 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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