|Group Area- Table 3|
This is my independent work area. My TEACCH tasks are stored in the green bins on this shelf that I bought from Walmart. They are sorted by type and difficulty. The icons on the front of the bins are removable, and there is a copy of the image underneath the velcro. I place the removable icons on student's visual schedules. They go to the correct bin and locate the task and when they are finished, they put the task and the icon back. It's not a perfect system, but it has worked for our needs so far.
My student's use behavioral trackers (read about them here.) They pick up their trackers in the morning here. The blue strip of paper taped on the counter is a counting aid for students when they purchase items from the store (see below.)
I use a class wide money system. You can read about how I implement it here. Each student can earn up to $4 per class period. This money can be used to purchase free time activities or items from the class store. This cupboard is our class store. Students only have access to this at the end of the day.
This is our free time cupboard. It's in the adjoining "motor" room so that it is not as easily accessible during work time. It's full of games, puzzles, and books that students can choose during free time. They also have access to portable DVD players, iPads or computers during free time, if they have enough class money to purchase an activity. I have a rule that if they had an electronic device for free time one class period, they must choose something else the next class period. This way we can rotate and everyone can have a turn.
|Free Time Area|
This is one of my favorite things in my classroom! This is where I store all of my picture icons for student schedules or PECS books. I always print and laminate extra when I create new icons and keep them here so we can easily grab one when the other gets lost or eaten.
I am currently re-decorating for the 2016-2017 school year and I can't wait to show you! Stay tuned for a classroom reveal!