Author Archives: krummme

About krummme

I have been working with children with special needs in some capacity or other for the last 9 years. I am currently in my third year teaching in a self-contained classroom for students with Intellectual Disabilities. In addition to my classroom responsibilities, I am also a wife and mother. While the jobs of wife and mother bring me the most joy, I get so much out of my work with my students. This blog is the musings of my life.

Seeing Red

I am excited to be featured as a guest blogger on Teacher Mom of 3!  I met Lauren through a Google+ community I joined as I was building my Personal Learning Network and she has given me some great ideas. … Continue reading

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To Do or Not To Do

How do you keep track of all of things you have to do during the week in addition to your teaching?  Do you use a To Do List, post it notes, mental notes, a planner?  I feel like part of … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Handwriting

We all have our favorite things to teach and our least favorites.  Personally, I really struggle with teaching writing.  I have two students that are working on actually getting ideas onto paper through the Co-Writer/Write Out Loud software.  The rest … Continue reading

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Oh, the joy of standardized tests….

Ok, seriously, don’t run away at the title of this post!  I know, we all just LOVE standardized assessment time.  I am lucky (or not…) to have all of my students on Alternate Assessment, so they don’t take the Iowa … Continue reading

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Pass me a tissue

If your classroom is anything like mine, you have already gone through all of the tissues the students brought in at the beginning of the school year!  I have had to put out a plea to families to send more … Continue reading

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Intelligence in the Classroom

What is your strongest area of intelligence according to Gardner?  According to good old Wikipedia, Gardner proposed a theory of multiple intelligences that basically break down how we learn and how we learn differently from one another.  After taking this … Continue reading

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A Couple of Good Puzzles

Puzzle: Do you dream of having a classroom Valentine’s Day party that isn’t all sugar-induced chaos and actually includes a little bit of learning? I managed to do just that on Thursday and even snuck in a little bit of science … Continue reading

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JA BizTown

Today, I got to accompany my three 5th grade students, along with the rest of the 4th and 5th grade classes, to JA BizTown for a day of hands-on activities that support work and community.  We have been preparing for … Continue reading

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Special Needs Sunday

This is my first time participating in Special Needs Sunday!  I am excited to collaborate with other teachers of exceptional children!  The topic for this Sunday is word problems in math.  I have had to completely modify word problems in … Continue reading

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What is my kid talking about?

In my classroom, each student has their own mailbox.  Contained in these mailboxes are projects, notes home, permission slips, newsletters, invitations, etc.  At the end of the day, these papers move from the mailboxes to the students’ backpacks and I … Continue reading

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