When you see the beautiful pictures of independent work stations all over the internet it is easy to feel defeated! But here’s the secret. You don’t have to spend all your money or all your time getting a station together. It took me years to build mine (below!)
ANYTHING that can fit in a bin can be an independent work task! See how I have a couple shoe boxes on that shelf…. that is where I started. I walked into my very first classroom with THIS work task. I found the pieces from a lacing activity left in the closet by a previous teacher. We all have those random pieces left behind.. this is what to use them for!
I also want to support you on your journey in building your independent work station.
For a successful station you really only need a couple things:
+ A table with visual directions
+ A Visual Schedule
+ An all done bin
That’s it! This is a station you need in your classroom RIGHT NOW!
WHY do you need one?…..
+ kids that require 1:1
+ no independent skills… YET
+ centers with not enough staff
+ IT’s A HUGE LIFE SKILL.
I want to get you started on a work task right now… it’s free, you’ll get it straight to your inbox by subscribing (and I’ll send one a month to your inbox after that… just think that’s 12 workboxes in a year!) and it will only take a few minutes to prep the couple pages included!
I love this veggies match activity because it includes REAL PICTURES. What does that mean? This is a life skill task for any age! Perfect prepping for grocery store lists, shopping, and labeling!
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