Ideas for what to do when work is done

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  1. cocacola

    cocacola Rookie

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    10th year teaching K (wow time flies :) ) and typically I have the early finishers get books from my library to read or eventually their own bag of books that are on their individual levels. Any other suggestions for things they could be doing to keep engaged in something? I don't necessarily want to give them just busy work type worksheets either.
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  3. TnKinder

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    Busy boxes

    I use busy boxes. It's a plastic shoe box with about four or five activities inside. Each table has a box with a puzzle from the dollar spot at target, word card , number cards, alphabet cards and a small pack of dry erase cards to writ, also at target. As the year progresses I change the materials inside.
     
  4. Oh.Wow

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    I usually have them sit in the library with a book to read, they can draw on dry erase boards, play a familiar skills review game from our small group rotations, or they can select a quiet fine motor activity to work on independently (e.g. peg boards, beading, lacing cards, pattern matching blocks, etc.)

    Hope that helps :)
     

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