This includes all you need to create an independent work station in your special education classroom! The students in my autism classroom use this system independently for 30 minutes, it is a lifesaver. I set up two stations at a time so that I can focus on direct instruction with my other five as well as teach them independence.
The packet includes: an independent work sign to hang up in your station, two sheets to code your stations (three colors to label three levels of folders and 12 numbers to put on task boxes), 8 different colors for mini schedules (put their picture at the top), a rules sign, an instruction page for inside the binders, 4 (stop go to the next tab) pages for the binder, and 7 activities to put in their binder.
The activities include: animal sorting (farm and ocean), emotions matching (6 different emotions), number matching by color, number matching with black and white, number squencing (1 - 5), color matching (ie: what color is the bird?), and first letter matching (i.e: Apple starts with A).
Set up 12 task boxes, 3 drawers with file folders and a binder for each student. Create the activities and put them in each students binder, create a binder color with their color or picture so it is easy to find. Set up a mini schedule for each student and have the tasks set up before they arrive. Have the students match the folder, binder icons, and number icons to the appropriate place (folder, binder or task box) and have a designated area for finished.
Teach students independence and give yourself a free hand during the day to focus on direct instruction! Let me know if you have any questions on setting up or would like any other colors for mini schedules.
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