object schedules

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  1. bcblue

    bcblue Comrade

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    Does anyone use an object schedule? I've used one before, and I have many of my items, but I'm stuck on a couple of object ideas. My object schedule containers are small--a few inches. Any ideas on what object to use to represent:

    Circle time (we do greetings, weather, days of the week, schedule, sing)
    Playground
    Bathroom (I've used a bar of soap, but that's a bit abstract, as there is no bar soap in the school, and I'd rather not use a diaper)

    . . . My class is a partially integrated PreK, so I have 4 students with more severe multiple disabilities and 4 part-time "typically developing" students, all aged 3-4. . .

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  3. aautismj

    aautismj Rookie

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    I have never used object schedules before. With my class I use picture schedules (one picture to represent work, one for lunch, etc) The students get to know the pictures and after they are complete they take the picture off so they see what is next. Sorry I cant help. Good luck!
     
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    Do you guys have an alphabet chart, calendar chart, or anything like that - that is used at circle time? At our circle time, we have a little boardmaker chart of the alphabet, so when we sing the song, the non verbal kids can point to the right letters. Maybe one of those papers? Or, do you use a special pointer? Or sit on carpet squares? Anything like that?

    Last year, one of the teachers I knew used a bag of sand for the playground, because the child LOVED playing in the sand. The only other thing I can think of is a toy the child uses at the playground, such as a ball or jumprope?

    Bathroom - how about wipes? That's not too blatant. A baggie of wipes? One of the teachers in my TEACCH program used a diaper - but in a special bag. She would put the diaper right next to the bag, and together they would put it in the bag before going to the bathroom. That way, the child put together that diaper meant bathroom, but was not standing out by carrying a diaper to the bathroom.

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    Sorry my ideas aren't that creative!
     
  5. teacherpippi

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    I've used doll house furniture for object schedules in the past- you can find itsy bitsy toilets for the bathroom, a small desk for individual work time, etc. There are different scales, so hopefully you can find something that works for you.
     
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    I have used an object schedule in the past for a deaf/blind child
    for circle time we used a piece of the carpet where we gathered.
    Playground a bag of stones which she loved to sit in and run her hands through
    Bathroom we used a piece of toilet paper or maybe paper towel that is used for washing hands
     
  7. bcblue

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    Thanks for brainstorming, everyone! Now I am going to start the "in-search-of" part. . .
     

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