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.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Mardi Gras bead fun
Only had a few minutes left in the early childhood special ed classroom this morning, so I quickly grabbed some wide masking tape to temporarily secure some colorful stacking beads to this sweetie's wheelchair tray. Sure, the big beads were colorful but not very bling-y, so what did I see in the corner of the room--mardi gras beads!
That's much better--now he has something glitzy to catch his eye and jangle around the tray for fun sounds.
This sweetie doesn't put things in his mouth and he's not allergic to sticky tape on his fingers. Still, I took everything off his tray before I left the room.