Cheap and Easy Communication Methods for Students who are Non-Verbal

I think teaching our kids to communicate is one of the most important and meaningful things we can teach our kiddos. Teaching any young child to communicate his/her wants and needs can be difficult, but teaching a kid with a disability AND a kid who is non-verbal can be tricky. Communication is one of my favorite things to work on in our classroom because it opens up SO many doors for our kids!!

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Task Box Ideas Continued

Matching shapes. (visual prompts with colors that match too)
Wow, tomorrow is already the end of the first 9 weeks of school! Time is just flying by... sometimes I look around our class and feel like we've only been in school two weeks and sometimes I feel like it is going so smoothly that it's almost time for spring break.

I wanted to share a few more task box ideas. I hope these spark ideas and creativity in your classroom!

DIY Bear Light for Sensory Room

As I used the last drop of honey on cornbread, I realized how adorable the little honey bear container is. My students LOVE anything to do with animals, so I knew I had to use the bear bottle for something in our classroom. I decided to turn it into a little night light for our sensory room.
-Empty honey bear container
-White acrylic paint
-X acto knife
-LED tea light candle (you can get these at the Dollar Tree.)
-Hot glue gun

Task Box Ideas for Students with Disabilities

 Tasks boxes are literally LIFE SAVERS in my classroom! They're the perfect solution when we are trying to work 1:1 with a kid or in very small groups. They keep kiddos busy but can be completed totally independently. I have a variety of levels of task boxes because my students' abilities varies a lot.

I recycle all kinds of stuff for task boxes including shoe boxes, plastic tubs, coffee cans, Clorox wipe containers, plastic cereal containers and tissue boxes.

Math Center Ideas

I'm back at working at center tasks. Here are a few new ideas that the kiddos have tried this week.

Pom pom color sorting: