Thursday, February 28, 2013

Color Match Task

Tasks do not have to be difficult or expensive. This color matching task can be made easily and by adding chopsticks, tweezers, etc...the student will be working on their fine motor skills. Thanks to Child Care Resources for the wonderful idea!                        http://blog.starstraining.org/2012/12/toilet-paper-roll-color-match.html




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Step by Step Recipe Ideas

Thank you to Making Learning Fun for the wonderful recipe ideas. If you need great visual step by step recipes for the classroom or at home then open the following link. Each recipe is kid friendly with easy to follow steps to guide the students for a great hands on experience in the kitchen.
http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/RecipesPictorialDirections.htm

Grocery Item Task Box


The grocery task box is something that can be adjusted to different learning levels. You can use the task as shown to simply match the products that are labeled on each shelf or you can make it more challenging by making up grocery lists that correspond to the items that you have chosen to print off. Make several lists, have student find the items already on the shelves, then have them add up their grocery bill. In order to do this, you will need to write a price for each item on the back of the printed out picture. As with all tasks, make sure and laminate before using so they will last.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Visual Exercise Tasks

I am always looking for new ideas for tasks to help students and found this site that is full of visual exercises that students can practice. The site has given me some great ideas for new task boxes as well, so I will keep you posted when I get some of them made. In the meantime check this great site out!    http://www.eyecanlearn.com/


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ice Cream Shop Task Box

Creating vocational tasks can be easy and made with little cost. The task shown is to help students learn how to follow orders by using the order cards to match ice cream flavors to cups or cones. To be successful, it is important to give visuals that are easy to follow to match the names on the order cards.

Word Recognition Task Box

This is one of the new tasks we are using to help with word recognition. Beads are placed on pipe cleaners to match the word cards. This task helps with fine motor skills and visual recognition.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Favorite Task Ideas

Here are some of the task and education Ideas I have posted on my Pinterest board. I have reproduced some of them to use as curriculum reinforcers.
http://pinterest.com/dianne49/special-needs-table-top-tasks/
http://pinterest.com/dianne49/education-ideas/

Technology Quote

As technology becomes more of a tool in the classroom today, I think it is important to remember that it is just that...a tool. Here is a quote that I truly believe, "Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together And motivating them, the teacher is much more important than the tool." Bill Gates

Saturday, February 16, 2013

How To Effectively Use Task Boxes To Meet Individual Goals

I like this article because it helps explain how work boxes are utilized to meet student goals. We have developed several task boxes for our classroom to help meet our students needs. The link listed below also has printable task analysis PDFs.
http://snrmag.com/2011/02/use-of-workboxes/
I'm back! I have been very busy working on providing new tasks for students to work with in the classroom. I have found wonderful ideas from Pinterest and also sites like the one listed for making great file folder games. The tasks I work on are to provide reinforcement for what the students learn in the classroom. If you would like to see some of the tasks I have created or have stored for future task ideas, you can follow me on pinterest.
File folder link: http://www.filefolderfun.com/