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 18, 2011
Foam Wrist Bands to Increase Spelling Accuracy
What--wrist bands to aid spelling?? Bear with me.
First, have your student cut a long rectangle of skinny foam that is just a few inches longer than their wrist circumference.
Near one end of the band, cut a slit approximately 3/4" long. At the other end of the band, cut a fish tail-like design. This will function as a latch so the bracelet will connect at the ends.
First, have the student write his/her name in the center of the bracelet. This is the part he/she will see the most so it's prime real estate.
Now, pick one or more current vocabulary words or spelling words and have the student write them around his/her name.
At least for today, the student will see a couple of spelling words many, many, many times during the day.
Go ahead and make another one--but make it trickier to cut out.