Though this is a little delayed... here are some winter holiday updates...
Both the K-2 teacher and I (3-5) decided to start trying Fun Friday's with both of our classes together. This involved 15 children with autism and 7 adults. We split the kids into groups based on who will work well together or those that at least compliment the others' behaviors. Each group of children (except one group that needs minmal adult assistance) gets an adult (4 groups) and each center has an adult. Therefore, each time an activity is going on, there are 2 adults with each group (except for the one group of children. These days can be tiring, but the kids love them and they have been successful for 4 different days at this point. Below are pictures of the different centers we used.
These are the schedules that we used to help the children transition to each center. Each group used a schedule and checked it off as we went.
BINGO- We post a list of how many times they will play the game. Here, they will play 3 times and then get to go make a choice.
Here is one of the BINGO boards that we used. I believe that I found it as www.speakingofspeech.com.
This board is designed for a student that gets handed a card to match to the board.
Here is a visual of the rules.
Here is a visual of the directions for the art project.
We set up the materials left to right. This helps organize it for the children and helps them be more independent.
Here is a recipe for Latkes that came with our Unique Learning System Curriculum.
The kids all LOVED the latkes we made on this day. They got to shred the potatoes by holding onto a fork that was put in the potato (to help prevent any shredding injuries). They got to crack eggs and mix the mixture. The adult with the group did the actual cooking of the latkes.