This one is sorting fruit and veggies. This can be used in two ways. You can sort the produce by what it is or for students that are ready you can have them sort them by fruit and veggies in two ice cube trays. I got 2 ice cube trays for $1 at the Dollar Tree.
You can get the fruit and veggies to sort here.
You can find lots of other task box ideas under the task box label.
I am also linking up with Jamie over at a Tales of a Carolina Girl.
Job Title: ECSE Teacher (Early Childhood Special Education)
Grade: 2.5-5 year olds
How Long I've Been Teaching: 8 years
Advice: 1. Be Flexible! Listen to what you students need that day because you can have lots to get through, but you won't get through any of it if your kids are not ready to tackle it! So the plans and activities may need to be adjusted to meet their needs.
2. Get to know them and their families personally! I have my kiddos for two years and some three years and I love getting to know the families and my students! The better you know your students the better you will know what will work, what definitely won't, what days they are ready to be challenged more and what days they may need more breaks. Knowing their families on a personal level they will most likely be able to tell you before they arrive what kind of day they are having so you are ready and able to make the appropriate changes. Also, helping to reduce challenging behavior needs to be done at home and at school...it is a collaborative effort!
I am making a trip to IKEA today so we will see what fun stuff I can find for my classroom! Do you have an IKEA near you? If so what is your favorite item for your classroom have you gotten there?