Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Geoboard Templates

I have had Geoboards in my classroom for the last  couple of years, but have only let the students just play with them during their free time.   They seem most appealing to my autistic kids.  I want to add them to an activity box this year, so I can hopefully get everyone enjoying them.  Here are six templates I plan to laminate for the students to recreate.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Food Pyramid Graph

Here is a fun graphing worksheet on the food pyramid.  I have quite a few different ones, but I like variety.  Now, the food pyramid states a range, for example 2-3 fruits.  When the students finish this assignment, I will also do a small lesson on the actual range the food pyramid states.  This is FREE at TpT!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dollar Up Method

Now, this is a concept that is new to me.  I found out last week that a colleague of mine uses this method with her class of special ed kids.  I had a OMG moment, "why hadn't I thought of this?"!.  I looked online and couldn't find much, so I made some worksheets to start the year.  Not only will this make life so much easier for my kids who STRUGGLE  with the concept of change, but hopefully it will minimize the chance of them being ripped off someday.  Now, I know this will require a lot of one dollar bills, but I am hopeful that after a while of working with the basics, we will be able to move up to dollar change. 


Menu Math Burger King

Last school year I did a menu math packet for McDonald's.  But, for some reason last year, my students preferred Burger King.  So, this year I want to start out the first week working with this menu.  There is nothing worse than standing in line with 7 or so students who have no idea what they want to order, and when they decide, they can't afford it!

 This way we can go over the menu back at school.  They students can decide what they want to order, and what they can afford BEFORE we leave the building.  Also, most of my students have a hard time with the concept of tax.  They think if they have three dollar, they can buy three things off the dollar menu.  At least once or twice every Friday I have to pitch in for tax, but since I know before we go, I can make them work for it!  I also added a worksheet for practice.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Labor Day Activity Worksheet

Labor Day activity worksheet.  Free at TpT!

Classroom Height

I like to add some sort of worksheet about measuring into the students monthly morning folders.  Here is one that I think they will really enjoy.  We will measure each student at the beginning of class and write the results on the board for my kids to copy.  This is free over at TpT if you want a copy. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Time Assessment

Here is the worksheet I plan to use to see where my kids are with their knowledge of time.  

Language Arts Assessment

Like I have said before, my students come to me with a variety of academic levels.  I usually will have one or more students who can recognize most of the alphabet, and than others who can do basic reading.  This year our plan is to assess the students, hopefully in the first week or two in the basics - time, math, money, language arts and life skills.  If everything works out, we are planning to divide the student into levels for certain classes and team teach.  This will be new for me, but I think I am going to love it.  I also think the students will get so much more out of a lesson when it can be taught more on their level.  Here is the assessment worksheet I am using this year.e

Weekly Lunch Menu Food Groups

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We do a lot of fun activities using the food pyramid and the food groups.  I thought this would be a fun way to see how many serving the students are getting of each food group per school week.  After they write in the menu we can use tally marks to count how many of each serving we will eat that week.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Movie Time


Here is some fun worksheets on movie times and taking a trip to the snack bar!

Monthly Calendar Skills 2012/2013

UPDATE: 2013/2014 school year available NOW!  Here is a 11 page packet on calendar skills. There is one for each month August - May of the 2013/2014 school year. I place one of these each month in my students morning folders. On the first of each month we do a calendar for that month, adding the days of the week, dates, birthdays, holidays and any outings. We than will do one of these sheets around the middle of the month as a refresher. Here is just an example of two of them. There are more thumbnails on TpT. 



Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thanksgiving Warm-Up

  Going to take a break from warm ups now!  Here is the last one I will post for a little while.  I think this will give me enough to get to the end of the first semester.  Now on to other things.

Halloween Warm-Up

Here is another warm up worksheet.  Since we do a LOT of work with money, hopefully by Halloween we will have at least partially mastered counting my 5's and 10's.  I decided to throw some ABC order into the warm ups this year as well.  Enjoy!

December Warm Up

Here is another warm up sheet for December.  Though I don't teach math, spelling or letter recognition, I also don't want the students to lose the knowledge they already have.  Now, most of my students will require help in at least one or more areas of this worksheet, but they do enjoy doing them.

Morning Warm-Ups (School & Fall)

 I like to use practice worksheets in my students monthly morning folders at least every other week.  Here are a couple I have ready for next year.