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.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Green Slime for Spring
Although the trial batch of cornstarch slime I concocted at home last night didn't turn out well, the recipe worked okay this morning in the class for high schoolers with autism.
They followed the recipe, scooping the dusty cornstarch out of the narrow box and adding warm water and a few drops of food coloring to the mixing bowl a little at a time. The gloppy mixture kept changing from semi-solid to very watery as we stirred it, but the directions say that's how it's supposed to be.
We ended up making slime bags by dumping the goop into zip-lock baggies and sealing the end with duct tape. It felt really good to mush the contents around through the bags while the mixture was still warm.