Are you preparing for the 2013-2014 School Year yet? If so, what visuals do you have prepared for your room? I want to share some of my favorite visuals that I always have on hand, just in case. I find myself pulling them out often.
For Time Management, I pull out my countdown and my stoplight visuals. The countdown allows you to tell a student that they have a set number of tasks to complete before being finished or earning something. As they complete a task, you remove the top number to show how many are left. If you put a strip of Velcro on the front and back, you can easily place the numbers there and then move to the back as you take them off.
With the stoplight one, you control the amount of time left. Visual timers are absolutely wonderful, but what if you aren't completely sure the exact amount of time until you are going to the convocation or until that guest speaker is coming? You control the time by showing green, yellow, and red. Then you remove from the top down. I always start by showing all 3, so they know what comes next. Do the same thing with the Velcro on front and back for this one also.
|This one is used for multiple students at one time. Each student has to get 3 pennies to earn what they picked prior to starting.|
|This is for one person.|
|This is what the back of both of them look like. The chart for only one child just has less pennies. I use Velcro dots for the pictures and a Velcro strip for the pennies.|
I make many different visual schedules to meet the needs of each individual student.
These are some of my go-to visuals. What visuals do you always have on hand in your room??