Thursday, September 15, 2011

Beginning ABC & 123 Writers and Readers

For a young student who needs lots of time practicing her standing balance in the classroom one of my wonderful teachers and his instructional aide concocted several activities that the student can work on while standing at her desk or at the chalkboard.

One easy activity is using a clipboard and stand for "writing" the letters of her name, using Velcro-backed letters and a model.  Great activity for improving pinch, too.

At the magnetic chalkboard a little pocket made from a recycled manila folder was arranged at just the right height to have her match corresponding numbers.  It's important to practice keeping your balance when you're busy thinking hard about math--someday she'll be shopping!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the matching the letters of the name!