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Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's- Use a hairband and it works too! Really helps student GRIP correctly!

Correct Pencil Grip -- Another pinner wrote: Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's- I use a hairband and it works too! Really helps student GRIP correctly!

Writing Center

Classroom Walls - Jennifer Jones - Picasa Web Albums: really like this writing center

Wood slices chalkboard paint - lovely for writing in the outdoor environment!

Chalkboard paint + wood slices =great table numbers for wedding center pieces

Writing Center

This is a perfect way to show the kids different types of writing! (Also use as a reading response visual board.each comp key we learn and practice.anchor chart or example completed work can be placed on the board as a visual reminder for the kiddos)

Writing center. Have class names in a basket (and laminate)!

Class names laminated, love the clipboard idea! Add theme printing activities/letter of the week extra practice!

Painting the Clouds :: Toddler Sensory Play :: Reggio Invitation :: Preschool Nature Study :: Waldorf Summer Craft Activity :: DIY Foam Paint Recipe :: DIY Shaving Cream for Sensory Explorations :: From A Life Sustained

*Painting the Clouds :: Toddler Sensory Play :: Reggio Invitation :: Preschool Nature Study :: Waldorf Summer Craft Activity :: DIY Foam Paint Recipe :: DIY Shaving Cream for Sensory Explorations :: From A Life Sustained

Writing area

Play-Based Classroom: Reggio-Emilia: How To Bring the Most Out of Your Early Learning Environment. Great post on evaluating your room setup.

Mark making area

Mark making area outside - can draw on sheet of white paper behind clipboards

Such a great way to practise letters and get creative in a totally mess-free way!

Water Painting on Coloured Chalk

From Totten @ The Imagination Tree - Water Painting on Coloured Chalk. A fun way to practice writing letters, numbers, shapes and more! Did we mention mess free?

Car mark making

Drawing with Cars ~ Marker Cars is a fun activity that merges art and play. A wonderful idea for indoor activities for kids.


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Reading - HFW Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one

Reading -Ring Around A Bottle - students toss the ring and say the word if they land on one (key words, phonic sounds)

Mark making resource set up in my outdoor classroom. Use plastic jugs, label with pics, hang on hooks, easy clean up for teacher at the end of the day

7 Pieces of Office Equipment That Every Office Needs

Early Years ideas from Tishylishy. Sharing photos, provision enhancements and outcomes from my EYFS class and the.

Porta colori in legno

Reggio Emilia: Color - Fairy Dust Teaching I'd like to make my own version of this for my classroom

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Loads of great mark making ideas for continuous provision too

Children loved the free writing phonics table. Lots of independent word building.

Children loved the free writing phonics table. Lots of independent word building. Cover tables in paper

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Bright orange sand for the mark making area this week. Thanks to Rachel at stimulating learning again for the printables I use in this area!

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Just be! Early Childhood Education: writing provocation -Pattern cards provide a talking point when drawing

Playroom gallery wall with rotating artwork display. Post includes tutorials for making clothespin frames, crayon art, & chalkboard + some absolutely genius tips for how to arrange & hang a gallery wall!

Glue clothespins to frame Pinner: Playroom gallery wall with rotating artwork display. Post includes tutorials for making clothespin frames, crayon art, & chalkboard + some absolutely genius tips for how to arrange & hang a gallery wall!

Phonics #1: Hang the relevant necklaces around the outside area.  The practitioner says…  “Who can be the first person to run to the phoneme / word………” . The children ace to the relevant phoneme / word.  Even children who can’t quite remember will be reminded by following the other children. Repeat until the cildren are really warmed up!

In this activity, the letter combinations are hung around the room and students are to stand by the correct letters which they hear when the teacher reads a word. This helps students to correspond sounds that they hear to letters that they see.

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Roll the dice and copy the pattern. Adapt this for writing numbers by inserting numbers, or use for games with pictures of Numicon plates.

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Outdoor mark making area but we could use our "greenhouse" to store anything!