ULTIMATE Guide & Checklist to Setup a Self-Contained Classroom or Autism Unit (DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)

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This ULTIMATE special education planning resource makes your SpEd classroom setup process easy and purposeful. It's a total TIMESAVER, LIFESAVER, and MENTAL HEALTH SAVER whether you're new to teaching, new to self-contained, or a vet that just wants to start the year off right.

 The ULTIMATE Guide and Checklist is exactly what you need to ensure you start the year strong and think of all the little things that really matter. Don’t feel like you are still trying to figure it all out two, three, or four months into the job - get started the right way! It doesn’t matter if you are an ‘A’ type who loves lists or a little ADHD and need some guidance to help you out, this will work for you.

This planner is more than just a bunch of blank calendars and pretty covers... it's the essentials of what you need to stay on top of paperwork, plan your classroom layout and routines, and communicate with parents with tons of fillable PDF printables PLUS it keeps you organized too!

⭐What You'll Get⭐

Check out the PREVIEW to see all these essential resources up close and get a sense of the boho style: 


Features 10 Different Guides, Printables, Lists or Planners. Including: Classroom Decision Guide, Week At A Glance Planner, To Do Lists, Shopping List Printable, Goal Planner, and Meeting Notes Sheet.



Features 10 Different Guides, Printables, Lists or Planners. Including: Fillable Student Roster, Fillable Birthday List Printable, Fillable Digital Device and Password Printable, Essential Areas Guide, Classroom Setup Guide, Classroom Layout Worksheet, Routines and Procedures Decision Guide, Fire Drill Resources, Classroom Zone Labels, and an Open House Sign In Sheet



Features 24 Different Guides, Printables, Lists or Forms. Including: Fillable Caseload List, IEP At-a-Glance Printable, IEP Summary Forms, Behavior Plan Guide and Summary Printable, a Variety of Fillable Data Sheets, Parent Communication Forms, Parent Input Form with a Call Script, Supply List Request Printable, Fillable Transportation Printable, Fillable Lunch Numbers Printable, Quick Parent Reminders for Lunch Money and Phone Number Updates, and MORE!


Section 4: MY TEAM

Features 10 Different Guides, Printables, Lists or Forms. Including: Campus Contacts Printable, My Team Contact Printable, Related Service Providers Classroom Visit Form, Guide to Teambuilding, Teambuilding Activities, Team Icebreaker Activity, Roles and Responsibilities Discussion Guide, and a Tips Sheet for Working with Paraeducators and Classroom Aides



Features 12 Different Guides, Printables, Lists or Forms. Including: Classroom Inventory Form, Planning for Academics Checklist, Fillable Lesson Plan Printable, Generic Data Sheet for any Activity, Levels of Support Classroom Poster, Setting Expectations Planner, 3-Poster Classroom Rules, Classroom Management Self-Checklist, a Fillable Monthly Newsletter, plus 12 Different Fillable Positive Note Printables and More!


Section 6: CALENDARS

Features 3 Different Printables Including: 2-Page Year at a Glance, JAN-DEC One Page Calendars, and a Toolkit Binder Cover as a Fillable PDF


With all these great planning and support materials, you’ll walk into your classroom and feel like you know EXACTLY what you need to do to get set up as well as build a team with your paraeducators and parents. It’s perfect.


 Who Benefits from this Product 

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Teachers in Autism Units
  • Self-Contained Teachers with Students who have Disabilities
  • New and New to Sped Teachers

 ✔ If you are a teacher who works with students who have disabilities, then you know how important setting up a functional classroom can be. If you want to take the guesswork out of the setup process, then this is for you!

 ✔ If you are new to Special Education or a new teacher altogether, and you just need a solid direction to move in and the essential tools to be successful, then this is perfect for you!

 ✔ If you are just not sure where to start when it comes to classroom setup, or if you want to make sure you don’t forget anything, then this is for you.

 ✔ If you are a lover of forms, checklists and organization or you want to be more organized, then these checklists are perfect for you!

 Not sure about the content of this download? Check out the PREVIEW file to see more about the printable… then purchase the full activity today and work smarter, not harder!


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 This resource was created by Ayodele Jones © 2019 and completely updated in 2022. All rights reserved by authors. The materials in this unit were distributed and intended for single use only. The purchaser may reproduce copies for students in your classroom for classroom use only. You may not share with other teachers in your building, district, or otherwise. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the internet is strictly prohibited. Violations are subject to penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Additional licenses can be purchased for multi-use at a discount. Please contact the author at ajones@noodlenook.net.