Sensory Group—Hispanic Heritage
Cara’s book focused on many aspects of hispanic culture including famous people with hispanic heritage. Our students loved it!
first box! We filled it with flowers and paper
streamers just like a fiesta. We also put some
plastic fruit to remind us of Cesar Chavez
who fought for farm workers rights. We
put in Dora the Explorer stickers, magnets
from places with hispanic names, a gavel for
Sonia Sotomayer a supreme court judge, and a voice output device with a snippet of one of Selena Gomez songs. So many cool things to talk about. In addition to the wonderful opportunities to increase language this box addresses the social studies access point of recognizing people from diverse backgrounds make contributions.
As these springs move around they are very eye catching and look at this smile—beautiful 🙂
This box addresses the science access point of tracking objects up and down.
us of yummy foods like tacos and tortilla chips.
This stuff is so much fun to sift and run fingers
through and discover the letter H for hispanic
individual beans touch their fingers.
We placed pairs of fabrics in the box to address the access point of recognizing objects that are identical to each other.
Bilateral functions are addressed as
the students move the bottle from hand to hand.
We have found that hot glueing the lid prevents
We used a free coloring page and let our students explore the interesting texture. So much fun to squish around! The difference between the dry paper and the wet finger paint helps our students with the access point related to distinguishing between objects that are wet and objects that are dry.
remembering Delores Huerta who co-founded
the National Farm Workers Association. We
used some inexpensive bubble bath from the
dollar store and it had a really strong scent to
which our students really responded.
We finished with some orange scented lotion and discussed Spain where many hispanic ancestors came from. As we rubbed the lotion on their hands, our students were given the opportunity to indicate a desire for more or no more addressing math access points.
Fine Motor Group—Hispanic Heritage
sensory group and we had to make more!
We started by picking out ONE egg—
addressing one to one correspondence.
What a nice job shown in this picture, although most of our students needed some help….. And in case you are wondering, not all our students stopped at one—a couple dove in with both hands and beans went flying everywhere 🙂
taped on two plastic spoons—which we counted
out, of course!
TaDa—these were a HUGE hit. The students loved
shaking them and laughing as we tried singing
We had the best time 🙂
On Thursday we made some ponchos out of grocery bags (we saw this on the Family Fun website). We precut the opening for the head and the slits up the sides and then had our students practice writing their names on the back.
We used our adaptive scissors to make fringe
point of recognizing the next step in a sequence.
don’t you think!
Can our students possibly get any cuter 🙂
Language Group—letter E
for Each student!
And here it is …….
an Elegant Egg!
E words we found today.
Adios for now, join us next week Group by Group!