Yes, it’s time again for another Workbasket Wednesday…that doesn’t have to be on Wednesday (well my post does but other bloggers’ don’t). This is going to be a short and sweet post on my part (yes, I can do short and sweet sometimes). I have so many things I want to do and create but life keeps getting in the way. I promise to be back later this week with more substance.
I also want to thank everyone who purchased something and/or left feedback in my TPT store during the last sale–or, really, ever! I really appreciate your support and am so happy to know that what I do helps teachers and their students!
I should call this post the color and shape post as I have pictures to share of different ways to use colors and shapes. However, I also thought they were great examples of different ways to use materials.
This picture is pretty straightforward. The beads are both different shapes and colors (i.e., green beads are always cylinders). Use a shoebox and a deli or margarine container, cut out holes and color code them according to the type of materials and the students sort by color and shape. You can tape cardboard underneath the cardboard if you want to make sure the beads stay separate so you can check the students’ work.
Another shape and color sorting task, again with a shoebox and mini-potato chip cans covered in construction paper to match the color of the materials. Cut a whole in the tops and you have a self-contained task that’s easy to check. Square blue blocks go in the left; round yellow beads go in the right.
And finally this is a bit more sophisticated. It uses a craft or tackle box that you can get at Walmart or similar stores. The students match the foam letter by both color and shape. So, in this case there are hearts of the same color and circles of the same color so the students have to pay attention to both dimensions of the item they are matching. Then the students can close it up when they are done and everything stays put for you to check it in the finished basket.
Bloggers, want to link up and share your work tasks? Please share them by following the directions below and I will share them on all my social media to get those ideas out there! If you don’t have a blog but want to share, link up on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #workbasketwednesday (or #workbasketwed) and tag me (@autismclassroomnews on Instagram; @reeveautism on Twitter) and I’ll be sure to share them!