Academic Subjects


There are a few resources here with more coming soon. If there is something specific that you need, please email Ms. Principe.


My favourite math resources include:  Touch Math and First Steps in Math.

Although Touch Math is fairly expensive, I think it is worth it, long term.  It has been a reliable friend to me and my students.

I have recently started working with First Steps in Math. It is freely available to download. Click here for all of the PDFs.

If you are not sure where to start, try this one:

First Steps in Math Number - Book 1

I have also converted their Diagnostic Map for NUMBER into a word document for easier reading (and copy-paste if you are inspired to use it for IEPs).  The “key mathematical concepts” described are great to put into the “Current Performance” section of an IEP. I wouldn’t use them verbatim for IEP goals however, as they need tweaking to be measurable. Click the image below download the PDF version. Email me for the Word version. (I don’t think I can embed a Word document – for download purposes – in my website.)

Click to download First Steps in Math Diagnostic Map - Number

I love the British Columbia Ministry Writing Quick Scale Assessments. While they are not perfect, they do give you a quick way of communicating where a student’s writing is at (especially for parents) and they provide specific criteria for the next step.

Grade 1 – Writing From Experience

Grade 2 – Personal Writing

Grade 3- Personal Writing

Grade 4- Personal Writing

Grade 5- Personal Writing

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11


Word Their Way is one of my favourite activities to support reading (phonics and sight words) and spelling. I love the fact that it is such a hands-on program. It’s magical for students who avoid paper and pencil activities.