Saturday, May 28, 2016
Sharing What Works: Work Tasks
** This was originally posted on my blog on April 24, 2015. One of my first blog posts and I got a great response from it so I thought I'd re-post and let some of you new followers check it out!! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
There are a lot of things that I do in my room that I LOVE. One thing that I think I might possibly need rehab over is work task creation. I am a work task junkie! I can't get enough of them. I love looking on other blogs to see what other teachers have thought of. I love thinking outside of the box and finding things that can be used that maybe no one else would have thought of.
It is probably one of my weirder obsessions when it comes to teaching but, what can I say?!? They are so helpful in keeping students working on things that are still important (not busy work) and reinforcing skills that they need. They can be done independently and they are vital to teaching our students about schedules and routines.
I have gotten a lot of great ideas from other blogs and teachers. I've used products from TPT and turned them into work boxes. That might perhaps have to be another blog post when I learn how to appropriately tag blogs and TPT stores.
For now, I'll just share a few of the work tasks that are currently in my classroom that are working so well and I'm proud to say they are either my own concoctions or they were adapted from an idea another blog or teacher gave me. Also, please note I teach middle school. My students vary in abilities so some of these tasks might be harder or easier than what might work in your classroom. Especially at this time of the year my students know how to complete a lot of simpler tasks and I wanted to start working on more multi-step work tasks. Also, sorry some of the pictures are sideways. I'm still figuring out how to post pictures (such a newbie)!