Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday Made It

Attention: This is a spoiler alert for Fil over at: Fil's Place - Old Songs and Memories
If you don't want to know/see the item coming to you for the Pass it Forward Art/Craft Challenge do not press on item no 3 button!!

Today I'm linking up with 

to show you some of the things I have been making recently :-)

I've been looking at "Workbaskets" over at a number of special ed blogs over the summer and decided that this was something I should be doing for some of my learners to enhance their independence and allow them to practice certain essential skills.
I am also going to link up with
Workbasket Wednesday at Autism Classroom News
and maybe get some feedback on the dos and don'ts of this workbasket idea!
I actually found the lolly maker up in my attic in one of my old maths boxes (I'd originally used it to wrap maths questions around the sticks for an entertaining maths centre!!)
I would begin by getting students to match the lolly colours already in the container and then move on to having them copy a photo of a completed tray.
I would change the photo to copy at each session - possibly making it harder as we went along.
I would then change to a colour dot array for them to copy using the ice-lolly tray.

My new freebie now up on TpT - please go and download and leave me a comment or feedback.  I'd be delighted to know what you think!

And finally I have completed my first challenge craft/art project which will be winging its way to Fil so if  you want to see what I made click on the button below!

I still have two spaces left on my list if anyone wants to sign up for the 
Click on the picture above to go to details about it :-)


  1. Your challenge project is lovely, well done!

    1. Thank you, EvalinaMaria - I should be starting on your one soon!!

  2. Hello, glad I found you! I am your newest blog lovin follower. I have a blog as well if you would like to check it out or add it to your list of blogs you read because I teach autistic support in the middle school and share all about that in my blog. Check it out!

    1. I am already a follower since finding your blog recently and I have added you to my SpEd blogs page for others to find as well :-) Learning from each other is a big plus I think and helps us retain our sanity too!

  3. Hi there! Thanks so much for linking up to Workbasket Wednesday! I love the lolly maker idea--that's a perfect idea for independent work and very innovative! So glad to have found your blog as well!


    1. Thank you for leaving me feedback as I am new to this part of SpEd but now that special schools are being restricted in their intake many mainstream schools are now catering for much greater special needs than before with little appropriate funding or personnel moving with them so I need to be using new ideas to make learning meaningful and fun :-)

  4. Love your lolly idea. All those popsicle makers are now on sale in my neck of the woods so I think I'll look for a set this weekend. I tried to follow your art link but my phone wouldn't allow it. I'll try with my laptop tomorrow. Have a great Wednesday!

  5. Thanks, Jannike - so pleased you might be able to use the lolly idea - how is everything going with your new students?