Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ABC order the "FUNctional" way!

I am always striving to teach my students a combination of academics with functional skills. Since my kiddos struggle with alphabetical order, I bought these filing sets from Office Depot to use during our vocational AND reading time. They are so fun, the kids LOVE them and they really work! Over time, the kids see and remember the order of the letters and since the file goes front to back it really reinforces the alphabetical order concept! Take a peek! 

Start with any type of alphabetical filing system. This is what I used but really there are many different kinds.

You can use ANY letters. I used upper and lower case letters!

As you can see you can also file by numbers or months! SO many options!

Also great for fine motor skills! Filing is such a useful skill!

These make such a fun and effective station in my room and the kids really enjoyed it!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Target Dollar Deals!!!

If you have a black and white themed classroom ...or heck even if you don't these are some great classroom storage items for $1.00! It doesn't get much cheaper than that! There were also many other colors. I wasn't even sure what I was going to use them for, so I took them to my room today and here is what I have so far. There are really so many uses for them, and the coupon holders are the PERFECT size for most task cards! Hurry up and get to Target!

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