I love to use colored duct tape (from the Dollar Tree) to create visual boundaries.
|Tape off areas in the classroom where you don't want students to go. (I taped my desk in because I had an issue with students wanting to play with our service dog when they should've been working).|
|Create a line to visually show students where to line up at the door.|
Use Boardmaker or clipart pictures to adapt your schedule, rules, and core values.
|Class rules with pictures.|
|School core values with pictures.|
For students who aren't able to read their name yet, use a color coded system to label student materials like desks, cubbies, lockers, art supplies, etc. At the beginning of the year, I "assign" each student a colored shape and label all of their materials with that shape. Students begin to identify their name/shape pretty quickly.
|Table, locker, and task box areas with color codes.|
Here's how it works:
-A student opens the binder to pick a story.
-If the student picks a book off a yellow page, then he knows to go to the bin with a yellow label to find the specific book.
I hope these pictures help you to implement more visual supports into your classroom!