Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! We celebrated his birthday this week for Read Across America! Our sensory groups explored colorful boxes inspired by Dr. Seuss books. The fine motor groups made Seuss inspired art projects and the language group made a yummy snack to finish off the week. It was tons of fun and everyone LOVED the book we made to go with this unit—–be sure to check it out!
This box was filled with lots of Seuss (or Seuss like) items including the ABC book and a fabulous hat! The base of the box was shredded paper—-because Dr. Seuss wrote books back when they were all paper!
The Grinch is one of our favorite characters! The students used green float to form their own Grinch figures using a plastic ornament and some hands from a play dough set. Ok so the Grinch didn’t have purple hands in the original story but we still think they worked pretty well 🙂
We used some sawdust as the base of our Zoo box. There were a variety of animals and a little zookeeper to help take care of them. In addition, we put a picture of a lion at the bottom of the box and asked the students to find the animal that was the same as the picture.
We thought our shaker pom poms kind of looked like the tops of Truffula trees! Colorful, eye catching and so much fun to shake! We haven’t brought these out for a while and the students were pretty excited to see them again!
We used Bath and BodyWorks apple scented bath gel in our water play and again for our lotion this week. This was a perfect scent to help us remember all the fun we had this week and was a hit with the students.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday, the students made their own puff balls and became little Who’s to dance on them!
The math access point recognize when an object or material is addressed here.
Recognize that pushing and pulling an object makes it move is a science access point.
The math access point recognize a movement that reflects a spatial relationship, such as up and down, is addressed here.
On Wednesday the students made a Horton inspired elephant!
Recognize objects with two-dimensional shapes is a math access point.
Then we looked at how the 2 half circles could be put back together to make a circle.
The math access point recognize parts of common objects can be addressed here.
Recognize a change in an object is a science access point.
We made an apple treat today in honor of the book 10 Apples up on Top. Here is the recipe that we used: lets-make-an-apple-delicious-dessert
We started out by crushing up graham crackers using a rolling pin. We broke this part up between a couple of students, so after the first student crushed them a bit our students had to indicate that we needed to crush them up MORE.
We finished it up by SPREADing the rest of the whipped cream mix on top of the apples and sprinkling some graham crackers on top.