Our theme for the Sensory and Fine Motor groups was Weather. Our Language Groups theme was the letter K.
We started by reading Cara’s latest book “What is the Weather?” In addition to our voice output device with the repetitive line, we recorded the sounds of rain and thunder on some of the other devices which our students enjoyed.
Our music department let us borrow a rain stick and a drum that rumbles just like thunder when you shake it! Between using those instruments and turning the room lights on and off quickly, we had quite the thunder storm going on in the room 🙂
Not pictured but also used, were a hair dryer for wind and water spritzed into the air to softly rain down.
Fine Motor Group—Weather
We read Cara’s book about the weather and had an awesome thunder storm! Then it was time to make some clouds.
Some of our students were very enthusiastic about the mixing part 🙂
On Thursday, we read Cara’s book and had yet another thunderstorm. So fun! Then, we proceeded make windsocks.
The paper was inserted into a 3 hole punch and our students really enjoyed operating the lever. Actually, only 2 holes are needed but this hole punch is easier for our students to use.
Once again, we are giving our students an opportunity to practice choosing from an array of 3 which is the format used on the alternate assessment.
Lacing addresses bilateral coordination and eye hand coordination.
For even more fun, we brought out the hairdryer and watched them flutter around.
Language Group—letter K
These bugs were the bees Knees!
It was really Kind of fun!
For our more advanced cutters, the outline was highlighted in yellow. Our students with more emergent skills simply snipped straight lines along the sides.
Insert two fingers into the holes…
This activity works on separation of the sides of the hand and finger individuation. And, of course, the fun factor is pretty high 🙂
We all had so much fun this week, please join us again for more excitement Group by Group!