Friday, February 21, 2014
Hokey Idea for Heart Health Month
Next week is the last week of Heart Health Month http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG, or whatever the correct name might be! In our integrated therapy session next Wednesday (Students/Educator/OT/Speech-Language Pathologist) we will be exercising with a sturdy hula hoop (raising it overhead for a slow count of five), reviewing what is done during physical education to keep their hearts healthy and making a card about how they work on having a healthy heart at school.
I didn't know how to clearly explain the card design via e-mail to my cohorts so this silly sketch was created in Microsoft's Paint program, one of the built-in accessories that came with my work computer.
Students will use homemade "rubber" stamps to stamp a heart at either end of the barbell, then choose their photo from an array of 1 or 2 classmates to glue on the card.
I think these middle school students in a class for students with significant intellectual disabilities will have fun with the dynamic activities and making the cards to take home.