For the next few weeks, we are going to be focusing on a Sports theme. Yes, I know that Thanksgiving is at the end of the month, and do not fear, we’ll be working our way into that by the end of next week. But, considering my students are super sick of pumpkins and leaves, I think it’s safe to say they need a little break from fall themed activities. I sort of clump Thanksgiving into our Holiday theme, so we’ll be celebrating lots of fun things.
I wanted to post visual plans, but in our classroom, there are so many different things going on at once. Students are in and out (I try to integrate them into the regular ed classes as much as I can).
Here is a run-down of our schedule as of today (it changes like the wind, because they change!)
For right now, this schedule seems to be the bees-knees. We do most of our interactive work in the morning, when our kids are still pumped to be at school and they will put up with us (insert wink). In the afternoon, when they start to get a little a tired (6 hours is a LONG time), we do more independent work so they can just worry about the work in front of them that they don’t have to think too hard about. Independent work for our students is meant to be on concepts they have MASTERED. We want our students to learn how to work by themselves, without us hovering to help.
In an effort to provide you with a idea of some of the work we do during our day, I’m going to do a type of visual run-down. I hope you get some ideas! Also – be sure to watch for the FREEBIES!
Assembly Task – I have an over-abundance of those rubber sports bracelets in 3 different colors. Students will be assembling containers filled with 1 of each color
Sorting Task – At the dollar tree, I found sports themed piggy banks (perfect, right?). I got a baseball, soccer ball, basketball, and a football. I glued a penny on one, nickel on one, dime on one, and a quarter on one and the students will be using these to sort change.
Sorting Task – Students sort felt cut outs of sports equipment (Sports Balls from Michael’s Craft Store)
In the tubs numbered 1-6, I have magnet cookie tray tasks for students to complete as well. The tasks in there right now come from my Sports Work Tasks Pack.