Who’s ready for another freebie to build you independent work library?!
If you don’t have an independent work station… you need to start one right now! Here’s where to start. Building my independent work library was life changing for me! I was understaffed and had a classroom full of students who needed 1:1. Teaching my students how to work independently not only freed up some staff…. but taught them life long skills (independence, schedule following, clean up, attention) that they will carry with them throughout life. If you haven’t started building your library, I send out a freebie a month to help you get started via my email list! Make sure you sign up to receive them (you can also find them all on the blog!)
I love any task that I can quickly prep, pull, and clean up. Sorting mats are a huge win for this!
To make this task errorless, just give students one mat with all the correct answers! This increases motivation, confidence, and of course independence!
If your students are non readers you can give them a visual prompt on the sorting mat by adding one green and one purple to each mat as a cue!
HOW TO SET IT UP: Mix them up and place them in a bin for students to pull from. Need an extra prompt? Don’t make it verbal! Start each mat with ONE piece on it as a visual reminder to match to!
Looking for more free independent work tasks? Make sure you sign up for my email list to download this one, AND to get a new task to your inbox each month (that’s 12 tasks by the end of the year!). There are 45+ tasks already in the library for you to download instantly!