Morning Group Visuals & Labels - The Autism Helper

Morning Group Visuals & Labels

The key to both a successful morning meeting and to successful independent work are visuals & labels. When you think you have overdone with excessive labeling – then you are done. I want to make sure my students know where each piece of important information is. I also want to be able to refer to different parts of board and be able to be specific. I don’t want to say, “Hey what does that say over there? Three spots to the right above that picture?” Nope. That’s confusing. I what to say read me yellow question number three under daily questions. Concrete and exact.

My favorite part of my morning board is my sentence building wh- questions space. I used colored masking tape to clearly structure and define the space to answer a who, what, and where question about the journal topic picture. Students write each part independently and then we create a sentence using the information. It’s a great way to combine communication  skills and academics.

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

Another important part of my board are my daily work visuals for my lowest morning group. These are like mini anchor chart. I used a magnet to attach them to my board so we can easily pull them off to use them on the table.

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

My higher functioning kiddos complete daily independent math and grammar questions. These are labeled of course!

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

My mid level group does a word of the day and number of the day. I made these pieces color coded so I can refer to them more specifically for my kiddos who have difficulty with receptive language. It’s much easier to say, “What’s the green word?’ than say, “What’s that word under all those other words?”

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

Of course, our daily questions that each of my group completes are labeled as well as our journal topic.

The Autism Helper - Morning Group

When in doubt, over-label. Even for your highest functioning students. It is so essential to clarify what your students are doing and where they can find that information on the board.

 

Sasha Long
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9 Comments

  1. Awesome ideas! Thanks! What do you do with middle group with the word and number of the day?

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  2. What do you do with the word of the day and number of the day? Do the students verbally respond to the question of the day or do they write their response?

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  3. How do you build your sentence? Do you have a picture that you show them, for them to then tell you the who, what, where? Love your posts!

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  4. Yep – I post a picture!

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  5. Do you give prompts for your 5 A.M. routine questions? If so, how? Thanks!!!

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  6. Hi Sasha
    When will you be delivering the super exciting product that incorporates the whole AM routine.

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  7. Thanks. Its a little difficult keeping up when things are changing so. Kudos. The race is on to be ready by the 19th of August.

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