Thursday, January 30, 2014

Want a cute idea to do with your children?  Have them make a hot chocolate mug.  First, color the mug, then glue on cotton balls for the marshmallows, then sprinkle hot chocolate mix onto glue on the mug.  We used a Q-tip to spread the glue.  Be sure to have them use a pincer to pick up the hot chocolate!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

IEP revisions

So it's midway through the school year and your middle schooler's homework nights are getting longer and more of a struggle? Time to revisit that IEP! Although IEPs are an annual document, they are free flowing, ideally team driven plans of action. Suggest a quick conference with the special ed coordinator or guidance counselor to recommend assignments being a day or two late with no penalty, or extra time in a secluded location to take tests. You needn't feel you have to wait until the date of the IEP to make a positive change in your child's school career!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Break apart crayons

So, these are pretty cool.  It is a crayon that breaks down into smaller segments.  All the sections come apart so that you can use them as small pieces to facilitate a mature grasp.  The best part- they are from the Dollar Tree.  Give them a try.