Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Homework Binders

Well, today is our first day of home visits!  We are going to over 10 houses today and splitting the rest over the next two afternoons (after school).  One thing I really wanted to get done in time for the home visits were homework binders.  For most of my kids' homework, I send home a packet of worksheets at their appropriate level in a home work folder each day.  But, for my kids who can't write, this system doesn't work.  So, what I have done in the past, is make a binder of work (similar to their morning group binder) for these kids to keep at home.  This is a great way for students to get extra practice and for parents to see what their child is capable of doing independently.  Here are some pictures of the binder I put together last night and I will be delivering to my student's house today! 


This is from our morning binder.  All student's have to do is move the correct month/season down into the bold box.



This is the same thing, but for the weather.  Just move down the correct picture for weather/temperature into the bold box.  These pages make for easy clean-up...just move the picture back to it's original location!


These pages are great for extra practice matching the months/days or putting them in order (I have two versions- one with pictures to match and one with blank boxes for practicing the order).


 These two pages are to practice identifying appropriate clothes for different seasons (and practice dressing a person).

This page is also from our morning binder.  It is practice in identifying colors to describe clothes the child is wearing.



This is a matching page for money...coin names and value.


For some pages, I use zip-loc bags as storage for the pieces.  I put velcro on the bag (and on the back of the previous page) so the bag can be attached as shown in the picture below.  This helps with quick clean-up/storage and prevents losing pieces!


***Update: After many requests to sell my hw binders on TPT, I have finally added this product to my store.  You can check it out by clicking here.  Thanks for your interest in my products and if you ever see something featured on my blog, that you would like for me to sell, please let me know! 

11 comments:

  1. This is great! Did you make the worksheets using Boardmaker? I am still learning my way around Boardmaker, the only thing I can do right now is make PCS icons and make sentence strips. How do you make worksheets like this? I love the money worksheet!

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    1. What version of boardmaker do you have? I used boardmaker to make all of these worksheets. I just use a blank document, create boxes and add pictures to them. Then in a separate document create the pieces that match. Then I just print, laminate, velcro, and cut-out the pieces and it is good to go! Hope that helps!

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  2. I love you calendar! Do you happen to share them on boardmaker share? They are amazing!

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    1. I actually sell some of these worksheets on Teachers Pay Teachers. See the link below.
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Morning-Work-Weather-Seasons-and-Clothing

      This one is free:
      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Matching-and-Identifying-Days-and-Month-for-Kids-with-Autism

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  3. Love the ideas the more we can help them. Help them selves is great.I have 4 year old grandson.

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  4. would you consider selling everything in your morning binder? I love, love, love it.Let me know at sparkle.2009@live.ca

    Thank you

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    1. This is now available on my TPT Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Homework-Binder-for-Kids-with-Autism-791350

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  5. I would love to purchase all of these as well!

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    1. This is now available on my TPT Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Homework-Binder-for-Kids-with-Autism-791350

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  6. I would like to purchase all these pages. Please email me at melinda.laing@sdhc.k12.fl.us

    Thanks
    Mindy

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    1. This is now available on my TPT Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Homework-Binder-for-Kids-with-Autism-791350

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