Saturday, October 19, 2013

Desktop Greetings Freebie Printable

October is Disabilities Awareness Month...

Students with special needs, need special strategies right?  Well, we all have tricks and tips that we use daily to help learning disabled students reach their full potential, without singling them out of the crowd.  

One of my favorite strategies is DESKTOP GREETINGS.  This started with post-it notes.  I'd jot kids notes and drop them in the corner of their desk throughout the lesson.  I'd ask kids in advance to then stick them into their science journals for later reference.  Now, just to be clear...I did this for all students (not only kids with IEPs).  It works really well, and since I got sick of writing the same messages class after class, I started printing them instead!  

I'm posting a few of these today for my awesome followers...
This is a FREE sample of some of my desktop greeting comments.  These are the more general ones, but I also make them lesson specific.  (EX:  When you leave class today, stop by my desk to explain the difference between a food web and a food chain.)  In fact, I could probably do whole other post on just content specific comments, which I often print on labels to stick into student journals.  

FREE: Click here to grab the above version of some of the general phrases I use with my students!

Here is a blank form that you can type in your own "Greetings" to use with your students:

I'm guessing this is the way to go for most of you, as we each have our own message to give to our students.  TIP:  Make an entire column or entire page of one comment.  This will save you time when you are cutting and organizing these :)

What strategies do you use to help students with special needs succeed in your class?
If you download, please take the time to comment and follow!  (Even if you don't have a least say hello!)  I love new followers!

Happy Teaching...


  1. 26, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea! I will share your blog post with my SPED teachers - brilliant!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Addie Education - Teacher Talk

    1. Yay! I'm so glad that you like the desktop greetings and I hope your SPED teachers can use the freebie.

  3. I teach first grade & I LOVE your desktop notes idea! I downloaded your general & blank notes so that I could make them specific for my little ones. Thank you for this great idea. I am so glad that I didn't click off your site when I saw that you teach the older kids:)

  4. These are great as I will be teaching 6th grade this year



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