Here are a few random things we have done in my classroom that I thought I would share that have not really fit into any other posts. 

Here is a fun and easy way to sort shapes with beanbags.


Hammering golf tees is great for fine motor practice and the kids LOVE it!


Count and clip frogs. Another great fine motor activity and easy to make!

Here are some go together and category cards great for work boxes or independent tasks. Check them out here.

These ABC Peas are a great supplement to LMNO Peas book. Students match them up and then clip them together. You can find it here.




                                                                        LMNO Peas

Here is another easy ABC activity to make. Clip the upper and lower case socks.


I hope you got some fun ideas of activities to try in the classroom and are easy to make or do. :)

Have a great Saturday! 





Here are a couple other Core Vocabulary activities we have been doing recently. 


For this activity the core vocabulary words are: she, he, go, in

Students will pick a little person and say he/ she is going in the bus or truck. 


Core vocabulary words: it, go, up
For this activity we listened to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and then said it is going up. After the letter went up we asked the students what letter it was. 





Core Vocabulary Word: where, not
First, we read and watched Where's Spot




Then, we had eggs and students had to pick an egg and say Where's Spot? They would open and egg and if not in there they were say not there. 


What are some of your favorite core vocabulary activities with your students?!




We use a variety  of classroom schedules throughout the day. 
They are great because your students can begin to predict what is coming up and if there is a change in a schedule it helps to ease that transition. 
It shows students what is expected of them and what they are working for. 

1. Large Visual Schedule

This schedule is used with the whole class. 

2. Individual Schedule. 
These pictures are the same as the large visual schedule and this smaller schedule is used with students that need it. 
3. Center Schedules
This has eased the transition of centers! Students know that they will get to the play center (yellow) and depending on the day the groups of students can be grouped according to the activity and how they will most likely do in it. Also, if a student is having a rough day I try to make the play center last so their other work is completed first. 

4. Work Box Schedule
Student pictures match up to their work box and they can independently get the card and match it to the work box to be completed. 

5. While at centers students can understand what tasks are done in order to complete the whole activity. It provides a step by step of what is expected. These strips are kept on a dvd case and the pieces are all kept inside. 

You can find these pictures here. 


6. Table Time Schedule.
For students that struggle to choose an activity in an unstructured time these schedules help them a lot to complete the activities. 

7. Playground Visual Schedule
For some of my students the playground is very overwhelming because of all the students running around and instead of playing they just run around or just watch. By having a schedule for them they are able to play and it provides some structure for them. I let the students choose the activities they want to do and then they complete them. 

What visual schedules do you use in your  classroom that work really well?!

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