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.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Making Castles for Fine Motor Fun
Turn your cereal boxes inside out to "build" castles or towns. Wonderful for spatial understanding, pencil grasp, ruler control, handling tape and letting the imagination run free.
Be sure to draw windows, guard towers, royal personages..... We'll attach the separate "buildings" to the exterior of a sturdy fruit crate and then create the castle's courtyard inside.
Just so happens that the 5th graders in this school are studying castles.