It was all about COLOR with our rainbow theme this week! Our sensory boxes were so vibrant—just beautiful. Due to a special school activity our fine motor group only had one art project but it turned out pretty fabulous. Our language group had a blast making rainbow toast! All the students enjoyed Cara’s book, in each classroom we discussed the colorful objects on each page and looked around the room to find people wearing the different colors.
There were things to shake….
All our boxes addressed the science access point identifying objects by one observable property—-color 🙂
We included a letter R (for rainbow) cookie cutter. While making letters the science access point applying a push to move an object is addressed.
We included 3 orange items to find in the pasta. The items differed in size and shape from the pasta making it especially interesting to our students with visual impairments.
This box addresses both visual and tactile discrimination.
The science access point using senses to recognize objects is addressed here.
The math access point associating quantities with number names is also addressed.
These peas feel so soft as fingers are run through them—very relaxing!
Responding to new vocabulary that is introduced is a language access point that can be addressed here. After all, it’s important that our students know their Star Wars characters 🙂
There were 3 letter R’s to find and a colorful rainbow picture taped to the bottom of the box.
Applying a push or pull to move an object is the science access point addressed.
A nice soft aroma and a fitting scent to remember all the colorful fun we had!
It also addressed the science access point recognizing and responding to one type of sensory stimuli.
Fine Motor Group
We used them to make sponge painted rainbows seen on the Teaching 2 and 3 year olds blog.
Recognizing the sides of a rectangle and recognizing objects with 2 dimensional shapes are math access points.
We pressed our sponges onto the paint trays and then slid them across the paper.
Applying a push or pull to move an object is a science access point.
Recognizing a change in an object is a science access point addressed here.
Recognizing the next step in a simple pattern or sequence of activities is a math access point.
We started out by pouring sweetened condensed milk into 6 clear plastic cups. Then, we went around the table and the let students pick out which color they wanted to add to the milk using a color board made with Boardmaker symbols. They used food coloring to add the colors. We discussed the fact that 2 colors were needed to make purple or orange.
Effectively communicating information, wants, and needs using pictures, symbols, or gestures is a language access point addressed here.
The science access points applying a push or pull to move an object and recognizing a change in an object are addressed in this activity.
We counted out the bread and the plates. The students then used the paintbrushes to “paint” the colors onto their bread. The colors looked so vibrant on the bread! Very cool.