Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
What Colors Would You Like In Your Rainbow?
Looking for a new "center" to keep the students engaged while the school year draws to a close? Two of my early childhood special education (ECSE) teachers concocted this stand-up color exploration table for the kiddos. When you stand up to draw and look at items your perspective is different; plus, everyone around you is standing up, too, and it's okay to walk around and check out what your friends are doing.
Notice the variety of materials left out on the table--a magnifying glass, preschool-size plastic nuts and bolts, plastic color filters, bears of different colors and color-themed sturdy books. You can set out a wide assortment of writing instruments such as markers, scented markers, crayons of different widths, pudgy crayons, and maybe even WIKKI STIX! Did you know that Staples sells Wikki Stix lookalikes now? My teacher friends just bought some this week at a great price--look for them under a different name, though.