Center Activities #2

This is the second installment of center activites created to help children in the mainstream classroom. These folders are for categorizing.

I found this picture simply by browsing around the internet. There are some great sites out there. Don’t give up… I cut out the bear, made a “dirty clothes hamper” by folding over card stock and stapling up each side. I glued the bear onto a file folder and laminated it. I then attached the hamper with velcro and placed pieces of velcro on the bear.

Next, I down loaded several different outfits, cut them out and laminated.

I then attached velcro to the back of the pieces of clothes. Then let the child go! You can ask who would wear certain items, i.e. clown or doctor. You can also make it as simple as “Where are the Clown’s pants?” “Which shirt goes with it?” Sky’s the limit.

I have even used a paper doll set I found.

Same idea with the clothes.

Have fun with it!! :0)

Center Activities 1#

As you may have noticed in previous posts, I am a Behavior aide. I am currently working with a 7 year old autistic girl. I have been with her for almost 3 years now. And in trying to mainstream her, I’ve had to modify the curriculum quite often to fit her needs. At first, I was completely stumped. What could I do, at her level, that would be similar to what the rest of the class was learning. I started combing the internet, found a lot of good ideas and tried to modify them to fit our needs. I will post the basic ones here, from time to time, to help those, who like me, need ideas by the dozens.

I created a series of center activities to help with word recognition. There are several different levels. You can start with basic single letters, numbers,or you can do words as I show.

I started with an easel style pocket chart.

Next, you write simple words on 3×5 cards.

Then write the corresponding word on a second card.

Then simply have the child match the words as they say them aloud.

This is a great activity and can be varied in all sort of directions.