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.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Is it a fidget box? Is it a way to practice spelling? Is it a way to study word families???
Clear "jewelry" boxes, ABC beads, thin felt--combine them to make a bunch of school-related things:
By lining it on the bottom and up the sides and adding the letters of the student's name or a favorite superhero it makes a sort-of quiet fidget toy. The student has to shuffle the box around until the letters line up correctly to spell a word across the lower edge.
Work on spelling by inserting "mystery" words that the student unscrambles and arranges in the correct order.
Put the core letters of a word family inside the box (the "ear" for bear, dear, near, hear...) and have the student write the missing first letter on a piece of scrap paper.
Personally, I like the fidget box idea the best. Need to find a way to make it completely quiet so I can use it myself during long meetings when I need to stay alert.