Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31 and we celebrated with, well—— everything RED of course! Our sensory group explored a variety of textures that were all the color RED. The fine motor group used RED materials in their art projects. The language group identified items that were RED.
This week we would like to give a big thank you to our volunteers Sarah, who helped photograph some of the fun this week and Skylar, who helped prepare our fine motor projects!
Always a favorite with our students!
The science access point apply a push to move an object is addressed here.
We put in some red monkeys (from a Barrel of Monkeys game) for the students to find and we conveniently included a little container to put them in:)
This was a super fun way to work on visual discrimination skills.
Recognize common objects as the same is a science access point that can be addressed here.
Paper shred was the base for this RED box! A little something for everyone, there were lots of fun red things to find including: kitchen scrubbers, a feather boa, accordion tube, plush fox, and some duplo blocks.
Visual and tactile discrimination skills were addressed with this box—–HARD, shiny beads and SOFT round pompoms were mixed together for the students to sort. Of course, the beads were by far the favorite item!
Match items by an observable property, such as size, shape, and color can be addressed with this activity.
Track objects in motion is a science access point that can be addressed here.
We included another “R” cookie cutter and the word “RED” on the bottom of the box but the feeling of the jello squishing through fingers is what most of them were interested in 🙂
Recognize and respond to different types of sensory stimuli—–vision and touch here——is a science access point addressed.
Those messy hands were rinsed in water scented with Suave cherry blossom bath gel. There were 2 red heart shaped measuring cups to address the math access point recognize differences in sizes of containers that hold liquids (capacity).
Our students left group smelling like delicious cherries—-a great scent to help them remember the color RED!
FINE MOTOR GROUP
The students were first asked to identify the color red using communication symbols. Identify common classroom objects by one observable property, such as color.
Next we tore 1 rectangular piece of tissue paper into 2 pieces—–a great bilateral coordination activity! It also addresses the math access point solve simple real-world problems involving joining or separating small quantities of objects.
Recognize the next step in a sequence of activities is a math access point addressed here.
On Thursday we made some MAGIC art pictures!
The science access point identify common classroom objects by one observable property, such as color is again addressed.
We used regular tempera paint but watered it down A LOT!
We prompted our students to make horizontal strokes to promote prewriting patterns. As they painted the MAGIC happened——thanks to Skylar who had spent LOTS of time writing the word “RED” on each page with white crayons before we started!
Each student was presented with 2 different objects: one was a RED object while the other object was a color other than red. Our students each were asked to identify which object was RED.
The science access point identify an object by one observable property is again addressed.
Our students did a fantastic job finding the color RED!