Her tasks are amazing and I love the real life photographs. These pictures don't show all the parts associated with the tasks itself, but many have additional tasks associated with it such as filling orders, adding up a total, writing, etc. These are just a few of the tasks she has on her site. Her name is Dianne Matthews, and she is a Para-educator in a high school. You can find her blog here. She has recently started selling on TpT and I have wish-listed almost everything in her store. Here is a link to her site. In addition, she has written a book called Table Top Tasks which she is selling on Amazon that details many of the tasks on her blog, as well as others. Here is a link to her book on Amazon.. Since I am not nearly this creative, I am grateful to find others that are and are willing to share, even at a cost. The amount is negligible when compared to the time and money I would have to spend to create it myself.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
New blogger find
As the school year approaches (although not until Aug 27 for me), I am getting a little more anxious about having enough ready tasks for the students to do while I assess them and finalize schedules, etc. Since I am starting from scratch, I am having to spend a lot of time putting together curriculum, file folders and work tasks. Even though I am also creating some of my own, any time I can save by finding materials other people have put together, is time well spent. So TpT and pinterest have become my best friends, and I literally stalk blogs looking for items that will work for me and my students, and checking out the blogs they follow, in hopes of finding something new. I have discovered we all basically follow the same ones, but occasionally, I stumble upon a blog that is a gold mine, which happened yesterday. The added challenge for me is that I am teaching middle school, so there is more of an emphasis on life skills than what you find in elementary. This blog is perfect for me as she emphasizes life and vocational tasks, but has some other curricular tasks thrown in as well. These are images of some of the tasks she has put together: