|My "50% off after Christmas" metal tree decorated with homemade, white Sculpey ornaments |
and very old, tatted (not tattered!) snowflakes.
All is bright
|Remember, red and yellow make orange...|
|My SLP buddy drizzled the gel on the dough, then mixed it in with her hands.|
|We used a firm plastic tumbler instead of a rolling pin, since that's all we had.|
|All four students used their non-dominant hand to stabilize the paper.|
|I really wanted to try on this paracord wristband.|
|They all demo'd good precision in their coloring.|
No classic tripod grasp in this bunch, but some of the other kindergartners in class did demo that typical grasp. Interesting to note that their fine motor control for coloring was WNL and not affected by the grasps seen in these photos.
|Beauties created by a generous donor mom.|
|The mom showed us how to make the repeating border designs flow along perfectly, even though you have to move the paper pretty often.|
|How to "wash" the stamps when you want to change color? Rinse them with water. Eek--I've never tried that before!|
Hope everyone has a joyful Reformation Day tomorrow, followed by a mildly-frightening Halloween tomorrow night and a lovely All Saints' Day on Sunday.
|Gather ingredients: plain bread, pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella cheese, sliced black olives and pepperoni slices. Students had the opportunity to twist open the jar, use a manual can opener on the olive can & grasp and pull apart the teensy-weensy sides of the cheese package.|
Since we sent home very specific food preference/allergy questionnaires the first week of school we knew that one student was allergic to peanuts but everyone could eat anything on today's menu they wished to.
|My SLP buddy and I really like students to do all the steps of our activities, but for the sake of time we pre-toasted the bread.|
|If using a knife to slice the mozzarella was too difficult we cut with a bowl scraper instead.|
|One tbsp. of pizza sauce is spread over the toasted bread.|
|Cut up the cheese any which way you choose and place on top of the sauce.|
|Use black olives or cut-up pepperoni slices to make mummy facial features. Broil for a few minutes, let it cool on the plate a couple of minutes and gobble down your Mummy Toast/Pizza.|
We encouraged students to open the flip-down door of the toaster oven, using a hot pad if needed, but the oven was so hot that we decided to have just the adults place the food in and out, using tongs and a spatula.
Our level of heightened safety precautions really depend on the self-regulation of the students on a particular day, and today there were several "engines" running on high...
Want to know more about self-regulation and "engines?" Here's a link:
|We sliced up and braided donated t-shirts and it just so happened that two of them perfectly coordinated with Lauren's top!|
|Susan helps Lauren with fabricating a fidget mat maze.|
|Playdough, ziplock bag and cute socks--all you need for a Fidget ball.|
|Lauren claimed she couldn't sew but she was just kidding.|
|One of our OTs thought she couldn't remember how to braid, but she never really forgot.|
|Susan demonstrates the "whip" stitch to secure the edges of the Fidget Mat.|
|You can probably figure out that one of our OTs is crazy about flamingos and the color pink.|