We loved making sensory foam!! The students were able to use math, science, and ELA, in the exploration of the sensory activity. We counted, measured, mixed colors while we explored our sensory foam. The students loved the process as well as playing in it afterward.
Today our classroom went to Woodland out in Marysville for Special Olympics. We enjoyed all the events they set up for us, and had fun playing and interacting with friends. Here are some pictures of SCI2 rocking out the Special Olympics.
I am so happy to have many new friends this school year. We have gotten off to a great start, and the students have already started to fall into their new classroom routine. See the tabs at the top of the page to see a schedule for what we will be doing throughout our school day.
Pictured below are the students working hard at their iPad groups. : )
Our Class has been able to go out in the community a number of times this school year. We have gone to Westview Orchard, roller skating at The Rink on two separate occasions, and to The Special Olympics. My class does a great job out in the community, and we love each new experience.
Here are a couple of pictures from our class field trips.
The primary focus in the SCI-2 classroom is communication, sensory, self-help and gaining independence. This is achieved through a variety of activities and lessons throughout the course of the week. We incorporate math, science and language arts into these activities and lessons.
The main objectives we work on are:
Social and emotional skills
Grooming and hygiene skills
*Click The link below to see activities*
Our school follows a Positive Behavior Support model. This is where we give out GOTCHA’S to students who are caught following the 3 G’s.
- The 3 G’s we recognize are:
- Making Good Choices
- Being a Good Listener
- Being a Good Friend
When students are given a Gotcha they are immediately recognized in the classroom, and they are able to trade their Gotcha in for a prize from the Gotcha cart.
* You may have seen these Gotcha slips and prizes coming home in your students backpack.
We Love Gotchas!
Paige Millikin- School Social Worker
Shirley Farnsworth- School Psychologists
Technology is big in SCI 2! We use the Tap it every Monday which is an interactive large board that allows the kids to tap on objects and interact with the website. We use this for literacy, science, math, and fine motor skills. Every Thursday our class does iPad groups. We work our way through educational apps and focus on fine motor skills with hand and eye coordination. We have a new projector in our classroom that allows for me to project images onto our white board. Our classroom iPad is used for a communications tool as well as a learning device. The students respond so wonderfully to technology and it is great to see how far they have come!
Sensory is a very important aspect of our day here. My students are given multiple opportunities throughout their day to feed their sensory needs. We have many sensory bins and lessons that we do here in class. Every Friday we join together with Ms. Jackie’s class and do a different sensory activity. This is wonderful sensory therapy and social peer to peer interaction for our students.
SCI 2 2014-2015 Schedule
9:00-10:00 Cubbies, toilet training, table top toys/books
10:30-11:15 Circle Time –picture, name, & letter recognition, Weather, days of the week, counting the calendar, and going over the schedule for the day.
11:15-11:30 Wiggle Time
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.
Tap It Table work- Book Study iPad Groups Art
Literacy Letters Math
Word Study Handwriting Letters
12:15-1:00 Lunch, clean up, toileting/hygiene
1:00-1:40 Quiet Time (naps, resting, books, puzzles)
1:40-2:15 Wiggle Time
2:15-2:30 Snack/ Clean Up / Toileting
2:20-3:00 Music with Friends
3:05 Clean up to go home
Links to Common Core
Circle Time-EEK.CC.1 Count sequentially. EERI.1.6 with guidance and support, find the illustration that gives the information needed.
Book Study- Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
R.NT.00.01. EERF.1.1.a Interact with a book
Literacy/Handwriting- S.DS.00.02 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. EEL.1.2.d. With guidance and support, explore letters in shared reading and writing activities.
Math-EEK.G.23 Match a shape to its duplicate. EEK.MD.1-3 match objects by attributes big & small. EEK.CC.1 starting with one count to five.
Letters-EEL.1.2.d with guidance and support, recognize letters versus non letter like shapes.
Word study-EEL.1.4.a-Demonstrate understanding of newly acquired vocabulary.
Monday- Tap It 11:00 Speech 11:30
Wednesday- Swimming 10:55-11:35
Thursday- iPad Groups 11:00-12:00 Therapy Groups 11:15
Friday- Sensory with SCI 3 11:00 Gross Motor 1:30-2:15