By using dry erase crayons, the student’s findings become more visual and concrete. The activity is more like a task box where there is a clear beginning & end. Take the book in the picture below for example.
|Here the student has been asked to identify and mark certain items in the board book.|
The child knows when all the wording on the page is crossed out that they have found everything and may move onto the next page. This activity supports a students ability to stay on task, as well as addressing listening and comprehension skills. There is also a fine motor component to this workbox.
Extra Credit: You can break your dry erase crayons into small pieces so that the students have to use the correct pencil grip in order to hold them—we call these "Crayon Nubbins".
|Teacher's Tip: "Crayon Nubbins" are a great way to address pencil grip.|
Another extension for this activity is to use dry erase crayons on seek and find books that are printed as board books or on "I Spy" floor puzzles.
|The student has been asked to draw a line between the puzzle key |
& the matching image in the picture as he finds them.
Instructor's Insight: A Task Box, which is sometimes referred to as a Workbox, is an activity that is designed with the following three major components in mind.
- How much work?
- What work?
- When is the work finished?