This past year I started doing table time with my class. In the past I would have them come in, get their mail, put their belongings in their locker and then begin circle time. However, in the past couple of years our kiddo have been coming in with more and more challenging behaviors and we have been faced with trying to figure out how to reduce these a much as possible. One of the things we have started implementing is table time. It has made a big difference in my student's behavior overall. During this time we are able to meet their sensory needs, learn how to share, practice conversational language, reinforce academic skills, practice fine motor skills, learn how to use new toys, and just ease our way into the school day. So if you are not doing a table time, I do recommend it. We have noticed a difference in our students. Initially we did have some more behavior problems because when the time was up certain students would get upset because they did not get to keep "playing" but we used visual timers, and a picture showing the students if we clean up table time and come to circle we are making a happy choice, which ultimately most of my students want to make. 

Here are some pictures of activities we have done during table time. 

Blocks


Clip activities, magnet activities, letter and number activities.


Sensory activities. Here is shaving cream, but we have also used rice, sand, shredded paper, and beans. 


Do you have a table time? If so, what activities do you do?




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I am on Spring Break! Yay! We are heading down south to visit family tomorrow so I have lots of packing to do, but first what we did in school this past week...

1. I created a Monster Jam activity pack and this adapted book is from there or you can buy it separate. I made this pack for all my boys, but specifically for the little guy below. He can tell you everything and anything about Monster Jams. He was very excited to do this book!

2.-4 Build an Easter basket sensory bin. 


Matching lower and upper case abc eggs.


We made bunny hats. 


The visited and left a basket and a couple of eggs for each child. 



Sorting Easter eggs by size. 


 Painted Easter eggs with fuzzy rings. 


5. Finished up our baseball activities with our ten frame counting book. You can find that here. 


Last, but not least. I made this wreath and at first I wasn't loving it, but it has really grown on me and now I love it! 







listening- Madi and Ethan are starting to play together which is fun to see!

loving- Madi has been walking for a week and a half now. I love the stage when they are toddling all around

thinking- about all the packing I need to do tomorrow.We are heading down to TN Saturday and I can't wait to be on vacation!

Needing-some sunshine! It was warm but rainy today.

my name- pretty self-explanatory.

You can link up with Farley here.





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