Peace in the Family---Our Trip to the Outer Banks, NC
|High Touch--Low Tech|
|High Touch--Low Tech|
|Chasing preschoolers through the maze|
|Teapot centerpieces with sweet 'n savory dainties all around.|
|Our OT with British roots advised the planning committee on just the right brand of tea to serve.|
|Hmmm...wonder what our presents will be??? My PT buddy and I could hardly wait to find out.|
|When life gives you rose petals, sprinkle them all around.|
|My gift--azurite with bubbly malachite. Rocks--the gift that lasts!|
|Completed markers on top of the blanks.|
|Use the end of a paint brush or tip of a pencil to dimple the strawberry prior to baking.|
|Stretch yourself--use more than one color to paint your sun.|
|One-inch wide foam brushes work well for a smooth application. |
The 1/4" diameter handles are fairly easy to grasp, or can easily slide into a universal cuff.
|Use a personalized phrase for inspiration.|
|Can you tell that this student loves music by Michael Jackson?|
|Add a little tag and ribbon, then figure out a way to send them home safely in the backpacks!|
|Communication--paper and digital|
|Our sample popsicle-in-the-making. The colors varied according to the fruit blends.|
|A quickly fabricated, homemade funnel for filling the popsicle bags.|
|This heavily-vibrating blender is activated by pressing down on the container. |
You believe me when I tell you that it won't hurt you, don't you???
|Pouring the blended fruit into the funnel and popsicle bag.|
|Students chose a combination of strawberries, dark cherries and bananas.|
We also added a little water to make sure it would swirl easily in the blender.
|Some students need lots of words on their communication boards.|
|Sorry, you can't have just a banana smoothie today.|
The parent-teacher group at our high school has given us Walmart gift cards for the past three years, to help with the expenses associated with our groups. Some parents also give gift cards to the teachers to help with expenses for extra classroom materials. Several of my schools develop class businesses to learn pre-vocational skills, social skills and to raise funds for special projects. Gourmet dog biscuits, fancy soaps, weekly potato "bars," Friday coffee carts, cut-paper stationery, scented sugar scrubs--it's fun to see how well the students step up and improve their fine motor and "people" skills via these school-based opportunities.
|It was also a time to celebrate the seniors in the class, who will be walking |
across the stage to receive their diplomas next week.
|A variety of painting styles.|
|The class box of rox.|
|Looks like a sassy emoji on the left.|
|Winner of the "awwww" award.|
|Googly eyes do add quite a bit.|