Grady the Groundhog may have predicated a long winter, but here at TpT the milestones are in full bloom. We’re introducing you to 18 Milestone Achievers this week. Find resources for every grade span including U.S. government and the Great Depression as well as wonderful ideas for special education, speech therapy, math, and ELA. Be sure to say hello to 10 more milestone achievers in Part 2.

8 Fabulous February Milestone Achievers

1. Hello James Horton from Toccoa, Georgia — he’s Bow Tie Guy

Try hisGovernment Book of Sorts BUNDLED! {Interactive Vocabulary Sorts}

His tip: “Interactive notebooks are all the rage! This government bundled pack of Interactive Sorts features content-specific vocabulary for use while teaching about our nation’s government. I use these with my students for introducing vocabulary, checking their understanding, and then assessing them at the end of the unit. Government is always such an abstract concept, yet I’ve found great success with this resource.”


2. From Southern California, it’s Autism Adventures – Melissa Toth Finch 

Try herDaily Math Practice for Students with Autism- Level 2/Counting Quantities

Her tip: “It’s important to design routine-based curriculum to promote consistency within your special education and early childhood classroom. When my students with special needs had a challenging time following directions to different worksheets, I decided to design a year-long math curriculum for them that had the same format and instructions each day. I designed different levels to provide differentiation within my math centers to push each student to hit his or her full potential. Use this no-prep packet to build independence, confidence, and success within your autism and early childhood program.”


3. Allison Stuckey from Indiana is Stuckey in Second

Try herSuper Reader Fluency Phrase Games (All 6 Levels!)

Her tip: “A fun way to practice fluency! This set of six games can be used in small groups, and after it’s been taught there, it can also be used in a literacy center for independent practice. These have been classroom-tested for the last few years in my classroom, and they’ve helped improve my students’ fluency skills.”


4. Just magnificent, Michele Luck’s Social Studies

Try herPresident’s Fun Facts Scavenger Hunt Task Cards Game – President’s Day Review!

Her tip: “Keeping students engaged can be the greatest challenge in today’s classroom, so all of my resources are created to be interactive. Scavenger hunts, walking tours, and even archeology digs keep them moving, while encouraging them to think critically and historically.”


5. Phenomenal job, The Peanut Gallery

Try her“Less Mess” Figurative Language Interactive Notebook Activities

Her tip: “All of my ‘Less Mess’ Interactive Notebook Activities (for both ELA and social studies) require two simple steps: cut around the border and glue. That’s it! They’re perfect for teachers who may have their students for just one short period per day. The pages are designed so that they’ll work in spiral notebooks, composition books, three hole binders, or as individual activity pages. If you’re a big fan of the ‘folds and flaps’ that usually come with interactive notebooks, this resource can be a nice supplement to add to what you already have or to use on days when you may have less time.”


6. Applause for Amber Thomas from Massachusetts

Try herLong Division Games Bundle

Her tip: “Why is it that the skills that were the hardest for us to learn as kids are now our favorite things to teach? Maybe it’s because we get to relive that ‘ah ha!’ moment every time we help a child over that hurdle! If long division is your students’ (or your own) nemesis, check out my Division Games Bundle. It’s differentiated, engaging, and I bet your students will ask to play again and again!”


7. Take a bow, Teach Speech 365

Try herSpeech & Language Zoo

Her tip: “Take your students on a trip to the Speech & Language Zoo! It involves a bit of prep, but once that’s finished, you can target tons of goals. Kids and SLPs love it!”


8. Make way for Ms History

Try herGreat Depression, Dust Bowl, & New Deal WHOLE Unit (PPT, Notes, Tests, etc)

Her tip: “The Great Depression is so challenging for students to understand — this unit breaks it down for them so they can easily understand and retain the material.”


Thanks to all of these wonderful Teacher-Authors for sharing their terrific products. We can’t wait to see what you create next. Meet more TpT Teacher-Authors right here.

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