Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Thinking Chair/Reflection Area

Yesterday after I posted pics of my final classroom tour I had a lot of questions and inquiries about my thinking chair area! In case you missed yesterday's post, here's the photo:

I responded to questions that I did not have these resources available, that another pre-school teacher had complied them at the end of last year. (All classrooms in our building have some level/form of these questions posted.) Well, out of no where, it dawned on me that she found them on this excellent resource... Boardmaker Share.

If you've never been there or ever even heard of Boardmaker, it's a computer program mostly used in special education rooms with Dynavox boxes, pictures for any form of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), etc. Boardmaker is an expensive program, but this website allows people to upload various activities, schedules, routines, etc. that they have made to share with others. You can set up a 30 day free trial on Boardmaker Share where you can view, print, and even edit activities you find. (You must download the "print editor" to do any of this. That has a free trial too!)

Because my print editor has expired, I'm not sure if any of these resources print out as large as the one I have in my classroom. (Each sentence is made up of 2 8x11.5 pages) But, I found them in other sizes, and hey, that's a start isn't it!

Clicking the links below should direct you to each one of these activities. If it doesn't, please let me know. Remember, you WILL have to sign up for the free trial to download/print these activities out!

This is the one that I *think* will print large, but I'm not positive!

This one could be done on a lap size board for students.

I hope this has been helpful to all of you who have inquired about this! :) And I also hope you find lots of other great resources at Boardmaker Share!


Anita said...

Thanks Erin, this is great!

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Kristin said...

This is AWESOME!!! Thank you so much! I know what I'm doing tonight! :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Dianna said...

this is fabulous! :)


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