IEP Tubs

Do you ever feel overwhelmed throughout the day when you try to address EVERY IEP goal that is in your classroom?  I know I do.  How can you teach multiplication and colors at the same time?  Simply put, you can't.  I make sure to address all of our student's individual needs through a very strict and rigorous daily schedule.  In order to make it all possible, students each have their own IEP tub set up for quick assessments and daily monitoring.




In each IEP tub are all of the materials needed to quickly assess a student on each IEP goal.  I include sight word flash cards, writing worksheets, color/shape worksheets, key pads to practice phone numbers, shoes to practice tying shoes etc.  You name an IEP goal and I promise you it is in the IEP tub. (Except toilets/sinks/toothbrushes :)


Under each IEP tub I have a clipboard.  The first page is every IEP goal for that student so that any staff member can work with the student and know what exactly we are working towards.  Behind the IEP goals are data sheets to take quick and easy data.  I can assure you that if I did not have data sheets right with the IEP tubs, I would NOT take data.  If it's not easy, we won't do it!  By investing the time to set up the IEP tubs/clipboards I save so much time throughout the year!







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  1. Love your IEP tubs idea! This is probably one of the biggest challenges in the sped classroom! I currently use file folders for each student, but it's just not practical for storing materials. I have thought about cubbies, but expensive. I've been brainstorming ideas to work on a better system this summer and I think you have provided me with an answer! Looks like I have a project ahead of me!!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  2. Hi Traci- Let me tell you, this is a time consuming project, but it is SO worth it. If you are anything like me, if it ain't easy, I wont't do it! I use to use file folders, but hated having to run around and find manipulaves and such. THis way, EVERYTHING is right there. One important thing I forgot to mention was that these tubs are not intended for instruction. These are used solely for progress monitoring and assessing! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  3. What a great idea!! I would have loved to see some pictures of what is in some of the baskets. Thanks for the idea!! Data is always a challenge but you have made it easier.

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  4. I do something similar with shoe boxes, but I keep data sheets in a separate binder. I like the idea of keeping the data sheets in a basket with everything else. May change things up for next year.

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  5. Where did you find your tubs?

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  6. What do your data sheets look like? I love this idea!

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  7. I love this! Would you be willing to share a copy of your data sheets?

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  8. Could you please share a picture or example of your data sheets that you use with IEP tubs? Also can you tell me where in your store I can purchase your data sheets? Lastly if I have 5 students currently and each have about 12-15 IEP goals each how do you recommend using your IEP tub system? I am a EC self-contained Pre-K teacher. Thanks for any insight.

    Keya
    rickeya.logan@gmail.com

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    1. Too many goals!
      Do u use the STAR program for autistic students?

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  9. Excellent!! Just curious...may I glance at your data sheets?

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  10. I love this and have begun the process of switching over to this system. Thanks for the ideas and information!!!!!

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