We turned to the classics this week and what better source than Shakespeare for a tale about love—–Valentine’s Day coming up and all! Our students had an absolute blast dressing up as characters from the story so be sure to check out our powerpoint book.
The sensory group boxes were particularly bright, colorful, and fairy like. The fine motor groups did fairy art projects and the language group made a fairy garden.
It was a truly magical week 🙂
Since the story takes place at night, we turned off the lights and spritzed LoveSpell cologne (from Victoria’s Secret) around the room. Then the students took turns checking out the “twinkling” stars of our woodland umbrella.
Recognize a source of light energy is a science access point.
With the lights back on, the students started exploring our boxes. This box was filled with leaves, plastic pine branches, and flowers—-things you might see in the woods. We also included some toys to represent some of the characters from the book.
Since a Midsummer Night’s Dream is all about LOVE, we had to include a box filled with hearts! There were beads, shiny paper shred, garland, and hearts of all different textures and sizes—–we even included a discovery bottle filled with them. There were also some fabulous pink and glittery letters to form the word L-O-V-E.
The students loved these swirling discovery bottles—–filled with fairy dust, of course! Since the bottles were filled with different liquids, some of the glitter moved really fast while in other bottles it moved more slowly.
We called this box our “fairy vision” box 🙂 because we also filled it with squares of fabric of different colors and textures—– but all transparent. The students had a lot of fun draping the different pieces over their faces and using their “fairy vision” to look around the room.
The students really loved the watching the beans shift around as they ran their fingers them.
Apply a push to move an object is a science access point.
Twilight Woods (Bath and BodyWorks) was the perfect scent for this week. Whether rubbed on hands, arms, or behind ears its sweet, floral aroma was a perfect reminder of a midsummer’s night in the woods.
Recognize one or more external body parts is a science access point.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday our students painted a fairy woodland. To complete their picture we used this:fairy template
Identify objects by one observable property, such as color is a science access point.
Recognize a change in an object is a science access point.
Track a falling object is a science access point.
The math access point recognize a movement that reflects a spatial relationship, such as up and down is addressed
On Wednesday the students made some fairy crowns!
The math access point recognize an object with a two-dimensional shape is addressed here.
Then they glued on leaves and flowers cut from the Ellison machine. We used some wallpaper samples for the flowers and the patterns added an extra colorful touch.
Recognize that the appearance of an object or material has changed is a science access point.
We do believe Shakespeare would approve.
We took a break from making food this week and decided to put together a little fairy garden since this week’s theme incorporates a lot of fairies! Now that the weather is getting a LITTLE bit warmer, we thought flowers would be even more appropriate.
We think the consensus is that they enjoy smelling things that are food related more than dirt 🙂
Recognize and respond to one type of sensory stimuli is a science access point.
After each student had a turn we would ask “is this enough?”
This addresses the math access point solve problems involving quantities of objects or actions, using language, such as enough, too much, or more.
We found that some of our students have a little bit of an aversion to touching dirt but all in all they did a great job!
a cute little fairy!
What fun we had this week, join us again next time for more fun and learning—–Group by Group!