Instead of co-teaching in a tag team formation (two teachers at the front of the room), try splitting the class in two with each of you teaching a smaller group. This format gives all students more teacher attention.

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Tip 1: Cozy Seating

Posted on April 02, 2012 in Literacy, News

Teachers are always asking me for cheap and effective classroom seating supports, so I am kicking the month off with one of my favorites- laundry baskets for the little ones.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

These are great for little kids (preschool-Kindergarten) for reading at home or for enjoying books at school. All learners may like the feeling of being contained, but this may be especially appreciated by learners on the spectrum looking for that feeling of safety and being a bit “squashed”!

Have a bit more money and space, consider adding a bathtub to your reading corner like this fantastic teacher at Farmtastic Fun in 2nd Grade.

Or a tent like this clever teaching team at K is for K-1

Comments

  1. From Susan, Mum to Molly on 2 Apr 2012

    I have also used a simple, clean cardboard box as a floor-sitter for my little girl who cannot sit by herself…

  2. From Julie Vanderwagen on 3 Apr 2012

    I love the idea of laundry baskets for reading time. They would stack and store easily. I know the students will love them.

  3. From Lisa Orvis on 6 Apr 2012

    My daughter’s second grade teacher had a “butterfly” chair and calming music from Pandora after lunch. Another teacher uses carpet squares, seating choices such as a bench or footstool, sensory wedges, or the How-da-hug chair.

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