This month’s installment of the Workbasket Wednesday is short and sweet because I know we are all exhausted from the beginning of the year. I decided to rely on the fact that we process pictures more easily than words. I like these tasks because they are self-contained. If you aren’t familiar with structured work systems, you can read more about them here.
The teachers from the Baudhuin Preschool where I used to work on the Nova Southeastern campus created them years ago. They used baby food containers in the shoeboxes for containers which I thought was awesome. I love the fact that there are few pieces to track and the students didn’t have to organize the materials. There is benefit in embedding them into boxes because the students don’t have to organize the parts of the task, which is not a strength for those just starting out. You see the man–we used Handwriting Without Tears with the students and they practiced making Mat Man, but it’s also good practice constructing an object to match a pattern and to work on shapes. You could do all different types of patterns by just putting them on paper and pasting the paper to the top of the shoe box.
Looking for more workbasket ideas? Check out our book that has tasks for all ages (affiliate link-see disclosure page for more info), or my Pinterest board for work tasks and for put-in tasks. And check out those who have linked up below. I’ll also be sharing on social media pictures that are sent by folks who are not bloggers so keep an eye out for the #workbasketWednesday hashtag on Instagram. Tag me in a picture (@autismclassroomnews) and I’ll be sure to share it!
Want to link up with Workbasket Wednesday? I would love to share your tasks on social media. Just follow the directions below, make sure to insert a link back to this post and put the graphic below in your post. If you run into any difficulty with it, give me a shout by email or through Facebook and I’ll fix it. It sometimes doesn’t tell me I have to moderate a link–so shoot me a message so I know to check.
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