Tuesday, December 31, 2013

One More in Before the New Year!

Had to put together one more activity bundle before the new year!
Matching File Folder Bundle #2

Nine file folder matching tasks in one bundle! These matching tasks help with colors, shapes, pattern recognition, object recognition and some word recognition.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Holiday Matching Tasks

Three fun file folder perceptual matching activities that include New Year, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.  Great for special needs classroom.

11 pages includes cover page for each folder and nine matching objects for each of the three holidays.

Three in One Holiday Matching Bundle

New tasks to finish out the year!

Well I have been as busy as I can be during the Christmas break. Here are my latest tasks:
Laundry Day- Washing Care Instruction and Sorting Task

This is a valuable life skill task that helps students learn about washing instruction and clothing sort.

This task contains 19 pages: Cover page, fabric care symbols, cut out symbols, 20 washing instruction cards with clothing visuals on each card, sorting baskets, clothing, and a directions page.

Life Skill Bundle #4

This is a 70 page life skill bundle that includes 3 of my newest tasks. Buy the bundle and save!!

Here are the three tasks included in this bundle:
"What's for Dinner Tonight?"

Laundry Day- Washing Care Instruction and Sorting Task

"Where Can I Find This?" Categorizing Task

Going To The Pet Store- Customer Service Task

This is a fun and colorful task to help students fill customer orders.
Students also learn shapes, colors, and following directions.

This task is 15 pages: Cover page, 10 fish tanks, 15 fish, customer image order cards, and a directions and credits page.

This task would also work well for speech therapy.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Finally Getting Back to Business

Hello All!

I am just now getting back to business and posting before the new year ends.  I had an accident a couple of weeks ago and dislocated my elbow...my right arm of course!

During my first couple of weeks I was not able to really type well or write.  I kind of slacked on keeping in touch. During this time I have been able to reflect on just what having a disability means even though mine is temporary. I have really been counting my blessings and learning to adapt the way we ask our students to do on a daily basis in the classroom.

I feel that I will have more patience and understanding because of my time spent in my arm brace. I no what it means to have limits and learning how to overcome them.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all well in the coming New Year!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

In remembrance, on this day, one year ago...

Ice Cream Treat Visual Pattern Task

This is a fun task to help students learn to follow a visual pattern. Visual pattern recognition is a key part of logical, verbal, numerical and spatial abilities. This task is great for special needs!
Ice Cream Treat Visual Pattern Task

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Life Skill Bundle #3

Snow day again so I am creating and dressing up my store. I decided to make another bundle that includes my newest life skill tasks. Description of tasks follow the picture below. Check it out!
Life Skill Task Bundle #3
This is a 4 product bundle complete with cover pages for each task that helps teach important life skills to help students learn to become more independent. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Party Time!

New visual recognition task to teach word and visual image recognition as well as following directions in a fun way! Check it out:
Party Time Visual Recognition Task

Friday, December 6, 2013

Clothing Recognition Task

Here is a task that helps with clothing recognition. This task is three tasks in one: color visuals to black line images, matching images to word cards, and sorting clothes to closet or drawers. Check it out:
Clothing Recognition Task

Today's weather is?

I wonder why I would post a weather related task today? I guess because we are home for a snow day. Here is my newest task that helps the students match weather terms to visual images, temperature to thermometer, and cloths to wear during weather changes.
Check it out!

Today's weather is?

Grocery Shopping with Coupons

I have made use of some of the wonderful clip art that I purchased during the Cyber Monday sale at TpT. This task helps to teach student the valuable life skill of grocery shopping and saving money. The task also helps with visual recognition, counting money, and fine motor skills. Check it out!
This is an important life skill task to learn how to shop, save money, follow directions, increase visual recognition, and help with fine motor skills. This product also includes a matching task that is useful for special needs.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

FREE Holiday EBooks from TpT

What wonderful resources. Some wonderful TpT sellers have graciously put together some holiday ebooks for you to enjoy. If you are currently not a member you can join this wonderful site for FREE! Just ask me how!

These great resources are full of wonderful links to all the best holiday needs for your classrooms K-12. Take a look:

Grades PreK-K:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Prod … on-1007993

Grades 1-2
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Prod … on-1008191

Grades 3-6: 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Prod … on-1008289

Grades 7-12
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Prod … on-1008261


Busy Time of Year

Well the Cyber Sale is over. I made some great purchases from some wonderful TpT clip artists!
Even though Christmas is rapidly approaching, I will still find the time to use my new clip art products to create more new tasks.

Thank you to all my followers and be checking back for updates on new products to come!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cyber Monday

Now that the Black Friday madness is over, get ready for Cyber Monday. Relax and enjoy shopping at the Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale at TpT! Check out my store for 28% savings with promo code: CYBER

I have great NEW tasks that students will enjoy while they learn life and vocational skills.

I look forward to you stopping by!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Preparing for the Holidays

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Where does the time go? When these holidays come around I really enjoy the extra time to spend with family and friends. I also like creating products for the holidays. Here are some products that I have added to my store for the students to enjoy.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cookie Order Task

Helping students learn about customer service and following orders is one of the things we do during our pre-vocational time in the classroom. Here is a visual of a product I have put together to help students learn to fill customer orders. Students fill individual cookie orders by looking at the numbered order cards, finding the matching cookies, and placing them in the corresponding numbered cookie envelopes.
If you wish to purchase this task or other vocational and life skill takes, please visit my store at:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Product Highlight Blog

Here is a great blog that highlights various TpT seller items. Mrs. Thompson's Treasures showcases wonderful products and has a great TpT store full of wonderful products. Check her blog out!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Community Helper Match-Up

If you are working on a community helper unit then this task will work great to reinforce it. Students match-up the object to the community helper. They can also match up the name cards to the helpers and objects to increase their speech and vocabulary skills.
For more great products go to http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Adaptive-Tasks
If you are not a member than you can sign up for FREE so you can download hundreds of FREE products, or purchase some wonderful classroom favorites from thousands of educators Pre-K, K-12!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Data Collection

If you are looking for some great data collection sheets then take a look at these.
Thank you to PrAACtical AAC for linking this wonderful resource!

Subs and Pizzeria

New vocational task that teaches students how to fill customer sub sandwich orders. All ingredients are made from real photos to give the students more of a realistic experience. The photo below gives you a visual of what one of the sandwiches looks like. You may purchase the sub sandwich task at my TpT store.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fill the Tool Belt

Here is a fun task to learn tools used to repair things around the home. As students place tools in the tool belt, you can discuss what things you would fix with each one of them.This task can be purchased at my TpT store!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Quiet Book Matching Pages

I just put together some fun quiet book pages. The pages include pictures of five room with furniture outlines and the same five rooms without. There are 33 items to place inside the rooms that are color visuals and are matched with the black outlines on the pages. Simply bind the pages together and you have a great quiet book for matching and also would work well with a speech therapy session having the students say the names of the items as they place them on the pages. Check it out at my TpT store!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The New School Year

Another school year is rapidly approaching. I can't believe how quickly the time goes each summer.
I have worked hard over the summer creating for the students and accomplishing goals for my self. The biggest goal was opening my TpT store. It has been such a blessing and I have had so much fun creating and talking to other store owners through the Seller's Forum. The other educators and publishers are so helpful and friendly.

If you find yourself in need of various tasks for teaching a life skill or vocational skill I would encourage you to look through my products and see if there are some that work with your students various needs.

I hope everyone has a wonderful successful new school year!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Putting Groceries Away

This is a great life skill that helps to show the student where items belong...whether they need refrigerated, frozen, or put away in the pantry. To purchase your own download of this product go to my TpT store. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Putting-Groceries-Away-793083

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Safety Kit Assembly

This is a vocational task to help teach students a work skill. Safety kit assembly helps to reinforce following direction, visual and fine motor skills as well as math skills. To purchase please go to:


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Join Me at TpT!

I am having a wonderful time creating tasks and worksheets for the upcoming school year and making money doing it. Join me at TpT. Please use me as a referral if you sign up even if you are not opening up a store...it's FREE! Here are some great reasons to join:

My referral address: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Signup/referral:Dianne49

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Restaurant Task

This is a task that is versatile. You can use it as a role play restaurant or a vocational task for filling plate orders and even add on a math skill by adding the order totals. If you would like this task please go to my store at TpT. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Downtown-Cafe-Restaurant-Skill-781149

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ice Cream Shop

Printable vocational task that helps students learn how to fill customer orders and following directions. The task includes printable ice cream scoops, cones, order cards, and customer ordering visual of scoops. If you would like to purchase this task please go to my store at TpT.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Reading Recipes

Reading recipes is a life skill task that helps students learn to follow instruction as far as the time and temperature needed to make the recipes. This product includes 9 recipes along with hand made images of clocks and timers for the student to set. To purchase please go to my store at TpT. Thank you!

Printable Making Pizza Task

Making pizza is a life or vocational skill task. This tasks helps students learn to make pizza and with the direction cards the student is developing his/her math skills, fine motor skills, and following directions.
To purchase please go to my store at TpT. Thanks!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Color and Shape Matching

This is an interactive color and shape matching pattern book. Each page has various color shape patterns that the student uses to match up with the cut out shapes. This task can also be adapted to certain students by either matching shape to shape or match colors.
If you would like to purchase the pattern book please visit my store:

Packing Lunch Task

Packing Lunches is a real image lunch preparation task. The task includes cards with step by step directions for making different sandwiches along with daily lunch menu cards.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Salad Sequence Task

Salad sequence is a food preparation task for learning a life skill.

If you would  like to purchase these original task cards please go to:

Friday, June 28, 2013