Saturday, December 25, 2010

Following directions art activity

This past week on the Scholastic Teacher Express website.  I filled my hard drive with many, many, many awesome books.  I have to admit....My name is Renita and I am a Curriculum Junkie!!  They had a $1.00 ebook sale.  I cleaned up for next year's Social Studies.  When we finish our Geography unit this coming summer, we will be starting US History.  That includes US Presidents also.  So I ordered plays and art activities to go with each section.  Some timeline stuff too.  I also ordered most of the boys Language Arts activities also.  Cleaned up...saved Hundreds of Dollars!!!

Anyway....I found this one book on Following Directions with Pocketcharts.  I actually ordered this series through Grade 6, since this is an activity that needs to be constantly worked on in kids with Autism.  We completed our activity out of it.  I set up a project station at the kitchen table.  I put out the patterns, decorating supplies, pencils, scissors, and glue sticks. 

Now I have pocket charts, but since we have this cool bulletin board above the kitchen table for scheduling I thought I would dual purpose it.  I wrote out the steps on the sentence strips (by the way...Dollar Tree is a great place to purchase these.  We use them for spelling words also).

We changed the directions up a bit.  We turned our snowmen into ourselves.  I added the step of gluing their picture on the top of the snowman's head.  I thought it was cute. I will date them and save them along with all my other precious souvenier memories. 

There is lots of cut and paste activities.  I highly recommend this book!!!  Great fine motor and perceptions skills activities!!  I look forward to incorporating an activity every week.