Use task boxes to streamline your planning and keep your students engaged with meaningful tasks. Included is the list of activities I use in my classroom; some of which are curriculum specific. The file is fully editable so that you can customize it to your needs.
How I use task boxes in my classroom
I have 4 types of boxes: Writing, Reading, Math, and Fine Motor. I have 8 activities for each skill type, for a total of 32 boxes.
Each week, I pick one symbol—for example, boxes with squares. Each table group does one box each day, rotating so that by the end of the week they have each completed the activities in the square label math box, reading box, writing box, and fine motor box. The fifth group is a teacher-led group, working on whatever tasks I feel like they need to target. This gives me vital small group intervention time while my other students are still working on targeted skills.
Since I have 8 of each type of box, it takes 8 weeks to get through all of the task boxes, at which point I start the rotations again. This way, students are only repeating activities every 8 weeks, and I am not scrambling for small group ideas every week.
Check out my blog post about using task boxes in the classroom!
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