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.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Press and Paint
A couple of weeks ago I brought in Ed Emberley's "Great Thumbprint Drawing Book" to school, to use with students during fine motor activities. The instructional assistant (IA) in one of my classes got inspired and used the thumbprint concept to create paintings as gifts from the kindergarten classes during Principals Week last week. These paintings are now hanging in the school offices.
Sure, she's an artist and could have done the paintings anyway she wanted to. However, she chose to use large and small fingerprints of each kindergarten student to flesh out the paintings. The students participated in the process over a two-day period and then gave the paintings to their principals. Aren't they lovely?