Welcome to a spot to share ideas for working with students in exceptional education in public schools.
Please describe activities you've successfully used with students to improve fine motor and self-help skills.
Creative classroom adaptations for sensory-based and ergonomic needs are sought. Technology applications, low and high tech, are appreciated.
Above all--be positive and professional in sharing your experiences and ideas. Thanks.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Handwriting Without Tears fun
The early, early HWT book has enticing drawings for kids to practice eye-hand coordination with their little pencils. If you're like me, there are only so many HWT books we're able to purchase each year, so I'm always looking for ways to stretch out their use.
Try using drink stirrers as invisible ink pencils to "color" the little stars and fireflies on the beginning pages. We also connected the stars and fireflies, invisibly of course, and it was fun to make screechy noises with the stirrers on the page as we invisibly drew a line from one to the next.