Some of my favorite special ed bloggers have teamed up to share some amazing TRICKS and TREATS with you.

I have a math trick to share. My kids have a terrible learning how and why we borrow with zeros in subtraction. Look at the problem below. My students do not understand that you borrow from the 3, the 0 becomes a 10, and then a 9 because you give ten to the ones place. Rather than try to teach my students all of those steps, I tell my students that 30 in the problem is the same as 30 tens. I can borrow 1 ten from 30 tens. That leaves 29 tens and the ones place becomes 12. It's so much easier for my kids to understand borrow in this manner.

I created an entire year's worth of writing lessons. As a special treat, I am sharing the first 2 weeks with all of you! I have included teacher plans, anchor chart ideas, and 2 pages of student work for each lesson. Check it out! It will make your writing lesson plans super easy! (Download the preview.)

Hop over to Teach. Love, Autism for more great tricks and treats.