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Color Matching and Color Sorting Work Tasks

Last month, I shared our fine motor put-in tasks on the blog with loads of examples. Today I want to share some of the color matching and color sorting tasks we have rotating in class right now. Once my students master basic put-in tasks, I start teaching color sorting/matching. I typically narrow the task down…

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Fine Motor Put-in Tasks

At the beginning of the year, I am always that hot mess teacher; HOWEVER, there is always one thing I make sure I have running smoothly by the end of September… independent work stations. Without independent work, SPED teachers would literally never get anything done. Plus, work boxes are a great way for students to…

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What Goes Together? Association Flipbooks

Flipbook tasks are my favorite go to task throughout the day. They are perfect for teaching new skills, practicing learned skills, and then throw in a students work system once they have mastered the concept. Use these books in circle time, reading groups, or one on one with students to help them learn common items…

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Using Structured Work Systems to Foster Student Independence

I remember when I first started teaching in my classroom, I literally had no clue what I was doing. I remember everyone kept talking about..   STRUCTURESTRUCTURESTRUCTURE   I shook off their advice and did things my way for the first few months, thinking my cute little classroom set-up was just the beez-neez with all…

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Valentine’s Day Work Tasks!

Valentine’s Day is such a fun time to switch up your classroom tasks and activities. Stores like Target and Dollar Tree are perfect for hitting up to get some fresh materials in your independent work areas to keep your kiddos engaged! Here are a few ideas to help you get started! Put-in Tasks    …

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New Year, New Workboxes

If you are like me, you have students that are in different stages of the Independent Work Systems. Some students are beginners and put-in tasks are their thing right now, while others can complete other skills such as matching or sorting. Below are some ideas for workboxes with materials you probably already have on hand….

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December Work Tasks {TONS of pictures!}

The holidays can be such a fun time in the classroom, but if you aren’t prepared with tons of activities – those little cuties are gonna make you crazy with all of their holiday cheer! Here are some pictures of the tasks we will be using in the month of December. I bought EVERYTHING for…

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Spring Clothespin Tasks {Tip: Clothespins NOT Required}

In spite of 3 days of our Spring Break turning into make-up days, I’d say we had a pretty successful week. I usually set up everything for the month the week before it begins, but this month was a little different because SPRING IS (finally) HERE!       We got a little crazy in…

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April Work Tasks (Caution: Egg Overload)

  The following tasks are the result of raiding the Easter Target clearance last year, putting it all in my attic, forgetting about it…. then this year, I bought all the cute Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot stuff to prepare for April… and THEN I remembered all the stuff I already had. Eh… the…

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March Work Tasks for St. Patty’s Day

I think it’s quite obvious that I’m a sucker for themes… St. Patty’s Day has been no exception! Our Spring Break is the last week of March, so all of these tasks will be used for the next 3 weeks. When we come back at the end of the month, we’ll be celebrating all things…

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