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.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Whirly Paint Machine and Switch-Activated Dryer
One teacher from the team delivered a healthy baby girl---time for her students to send her a custom-made baby card!
These high schoolers in a class for students with significant intellectual disabilities chose which color paints they wanted to use, then squirted the paint into the top of the whirly-paint machine as it spun around. A mini hair dryer was brought in to speed up the drying process and the students took turns pressing the big switch to complete the electric circuit and activate the hair dryer.
I would have forgotten to hold down the little pieces of paper while they were being dried--good thing the staff is very experienced!