CALENDAR and WEATHER Skills with Data and IEP Goals for Autism PLUS Following Visual Directions Calendar Worksheets!
Having seen such great success in my classroom with all of the FOLLOWING VISUAL DIRECTIONS activities, I decided it was time to polish up our calendar skills! The activity grew in size as I was planning the actual worksheet set with Visual Mounting Board. In fact, it grew to include a daily interactive calendar with month, day, and year; days of the week and months of the year reference charts, a visual forecast worksheet to record the weather and high/low temperature for today and tomorrow, a set of 12 visual weather cards with easy to understand directions, an interactive Today/Tomorrow weather/temperature page, and FINALLY the FOLLOWING VISUAL DIRECTIONS Calendar Task with Data Sheet. The worksheet set, once mounted to the Visual Directions Board, includes highlighting the month, day, and year, and writing the numerical date and what tomorrow is. All of the tasks lead up to the student being able to complete the task independently. This activity works best for students who can read/recognize the months of the year, days of the week, and can either copy or transfer information from a website (today’s and tomorrow’s weather and temperature), and can learn to complete a multiple-step activity (great goal!). Remember, the goal of this entire Calendar Binder Task, is to encourage your students to complete a multi-step activity independently. Due to the nature of the range of complexities within our Special Education classrooms, the task might be an absolute breeze for some, while others may need assistance completing some of the steps.
This task is not recommended for Kindergarten students, or students whose cognitive skills fall within that range.
• Student Cover
• Interactive Calendar with months/numbers from 1-31/year range from 2015-2020
• Days of The Week reference chart
• Months of the Year reference chart
• Worksheet to record weather from website or provided by the teacher (can be laminated for repeated use)
• A set of 12 weather cards with easy-to-understand definitions
• Colorful interactive forecast page with weather cards and area to write the high/low temperature for today and tomorrow
• 8 ½” x 11” Today’s Weather Is… Visual Poster for Whole Group Instruction
• FOLLOWING VISUAL DIRECTIONS for Calendar Skills Worksheet Set
• FOLLOWING VISUAL DIRECTIONS for Calendar Skills Mounting Board (to be laminated)
* OPTIONAL FILE FOLDER COVER & TABS for those who may choose to place any of the work tasks in file folder form.
What will I need?
• card stock paper
• ½” or 1 inch binder
• 3 file folders (they work well to divide sections)
• Single hole punch
• Two brass fasteners to clip paper to mounting board
• Includes step-by-step picture directions
What will my students need?
• Yellow highlighter
*Can I just use this activity as individual activities! YES, you can! I have placed mine in a binder so it is easier for my younger students to keep organized!
SUGGESTED IEP GOAL ALIGNMENT:
(Higher Level Goal for Higher Cognition, Grades 3-12)
Given a familiar (practiced daily), multi-step academic work task containing visuals/words and visual picture prompts, STUDENT will independently complete the task, within a period of 10 consecutive sessions, with 80% accuracy, by MONTH, YEAR.
(Medium Level Goal for Grade Level 1-12)
Given a familiar (practiced daily), multi-step academic work task containing visuals/words and visual picture prompts, STUDENT will complete at least two components of the task with verbal and visual prompts as needed, within a period of 5 consecutive sessions, with 80% accuracy, by MONTH, YEAR.
(Lower Level Goal Grade Level 1 – 12)
Given a familiar (practiced daily) academic work task containing movable cards with the month, year, and numbers 1 -31, STUDENT will place the cards in the correct area of the calendar, with verbal and visual prompts as needed, within a period of 5 consecutive sessions, with 80% accuracy, by MONTH, YEAR.
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