March is Women’s history month and March 8 was International Women’s Day so this week we chose to learn a little bit about some women who have made history. The sensory group boxes, fine motor group art projects, and the language group’s healthy snack, are all related to women featured in our book!
We had fun and learned a lot!
Muriel Siebert was the first women to be on the New York Stock Exchange. There were all sorts of money related items in this box including some play money, a coin filled discovery bottle, and a wallet. They really had fun with this box!
Oprah is a multimedia giant—-actor, producer, talk show host, and philanthropist! One of her best known roles was in the movie The Color Purple so we chose purple kinetic sand and a letter O stamp for her box.
We recently watched Chloe Kim become the youngest woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the half pipe snowboarding event! We thought she was amazing!! The students had fun making their own “snowboard” trails through our shaving cream “snow”.
Natalie Coughlin is a swimmer who has won 12 Olympic medals and was the first ever woman to swim the 100 meter backstroke in less than a minute—-how cool is that! There were foam numbers 1 0 0 to scoop out of the water this week.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday as another nod to Alice Waters, we chose some healthy apples to PAINT with rather than eat this week!
On Wednesday we made some scales—-like those that represent the Supreme Court Judge Sandra Day O’Conner!
Our scales (made from some cut up cereal boxes, paper plates, and yarn by our wonderful volunteers) were attached with brads by the adults then we got to try them out! The students were pretty fascinated with seeing how their scales worked!
Michelle Obama launched a campaign to end childhood obesity while she was First Lady of the U.S. so we thought a healthy treat would be a great snack to make this week!
Here is what we used throughout the activity: Let_s Make A Healthy Parfait
Associate quantities with number names is a math access point.
Before we put together the first step of the parfait, our students had to choose the healthier food item: yogurt or ice cream. This can be a little bit challenging, especially since some students like to pick what they’d LIKE to eat rather than what’s BETTER for us to eat 🙂
Once they chose the correct ingredient, it was put into the cups. Next, we moved on to choosing whether chocolate chips or strawberries was the healthier choice. Once we decided the correct ingredient, that was put into the cups.
Finally, our students had to indicate whether honey or chocolate sauce was healthier. (You can really see which kiddos love the sweets more with these types of quizzes!). Of course, the honey went on top.