Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Great Target Find!

While shopping at Target a couple weeks ago, I came across these great dry-erase activities in the dollar spot!  A couple people have asked me how I keep students on such a tight schedule?  What happens when students finish their work ahead of schedule?  Well, one great thing to do for students who finish ahead of schedule is keep a basket of extra work around.  I have a couple great dry-erase books for writing and math practice as well as some puzzles in my extra work basket.  For the dry erase books, students are able to complete a few pages in the activity book and then later, an assistant can erase the book so it is ready for use the next day.  When I saw these cool spinner/dry erase activities in the dollar spot, I thought they would be a great addition to my basket of extra work!
For this first activity mat, students spin the spinners and then write the corresponding letters on the lines below. 

On the back are all the letters to practice tracing/writing.

For this activity mat, students spin a shape and a color.  Then, they have to find the corresponding item around the spinners and circle it.  I also thought students could practice drawing shapes and coloring them in (as is seen in the worksheet in the photo below).

 The back of this worksheet has some additional shape/color activities for the students to complete.

What kind of things do you do for students who finish their work ahead of schedule?


  1. I usually let my students who finish early work on an educational computer game or make them do an extension of the activity. Ex. for a journal, then draw a picture or write another paragraph.

    Just notice you added a button! Yay! Adding it to my blog now!!

    Brie - Breezy Special Ed

    1. Those are great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!