Vocational Job Series Part 2: Filing Tasks How-To

Categories: Life Skills

I love creating filing tasks, and what a great life skill to start incorporating into our students’ days that will be a skill they will use for the rest of their life—even better, helping students learn executive functioning skills with these tasks.

Below, I have listed some of the filing tasks I have implemented in my classroom and the supplies needed to create these tasks. 

Supplies Needed for Filing Utility Bills and Paper:

  • Hanging file folders or manila folders
  • File cabinet or hanging wall file
  • Paper with utility bill logos or similar
  • Colored paper or white paper with color names
  • Lamination
  • Laminator
  • Labels /tabs for each folder

Filing Utility Bills

Use a drawer from an extra filing cabinet or save space using a hanging file on the wall.  Label manila folders with the utility company’s name, create documents with the company’s image and have students file.  You can even level this task by using a template online to make it look like an actual bill. 

Filing Paper (by color)

Similar to filing utility bills, make a task with different colored papers for students to file.  Again, level this task using colored paper for an easier version, print the color word in color or make it more difficult by printing the color work in black ink.

Supplies Needed for Filing Dates and Names:

  • The Autism Helper’s Advanced Work Task Mega Pack (purchase here
  • Notecard holder
  • Lamination
  • Laminator

Filing Dates and Names

This is a cheap and easy task to create, and The Autism Helper has already done the work for you.  Grab the Advanced Work Task Mega Pack here to access the filing cards.  You only need to purchase a note card holder at your local Dollar Store. 

Supplies Needed for Filing Letters and Word Cards:

  • Cards with Letters and Words
  • Notecard holder
  • Lamination
  • Laminator

Filing Letters and Word Cards

Students can file letters or words, similar to the filing task above.  Think about using this for sight words they are learning or themed around a unit.  Have fun with it!

Ashley Linz, M. Ed
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