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Week 8 - Online Special Education



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Fine Motor Cutting Work

you'll need pages 17-19 for the week


Fine Motor Writing Work​

you'll need pages 25-28


*Print extras of all pages so that your child can complete each page a couple of times for practice.


Monday:

  • Fine Motor Cutting Work page 17

  • Help your child to identifying the letters of their first and last name on a keyboard and use their index fingers to type their first name with as much guidance as necessary.

  • Modification: practice using appropriate keys with fingers starting on, and returning to, the home row.

  • Modification: practice locating and typing just the first letter of the first name. Ex. "Find J. Tap J."

  • If you find that your child is holding the key down to create a series of one letter, practice "tapping" keys. Put your index finger under your child's finger so that you are able to lift his/her finger and say "tap" after each letter. For instance, "Tap A." Let your child's finger down long enough to tap A and then say "tap" as the child taps A. This will help pair the word "tap" with pushing the key and letting go immediately.



Tuesday:

  • Fine Motor Writing Work pages 25-26

  • First Name: write or trace



Wednesday: 

  • Fine Motor Cutting Work page 18

  • Help your child to identifying the letters of their first and last name on a keyboard and use their index fingers to type their first name with as much guidance as necessary.

  • Modification: practice using appropriate keys with fingers starting on, and returning to, the home row.

  • Modification: practice locating and typing just the first letter of the first name. Ex. "Find J. Tap J."

  • If you find that your child is holding the key down to create a series of one letter, practice "tapping" keys. Put your index finger under your child's finger so that you are able to lift his/her finger and say "tap" after each letter. For instance, "Tap A." Let your child's finger down long enough to tap A and then say "tap" as the child taps A. This will help pair the word "tap" with pushing the key and letting go immediately.



Thursday:  

  • Fine Motor Writing Work pages 27-28

  • Using a pincer grasp, pick up and sort coins into cupcake tins or small bowls. You can also use buttons or different color Lego blocks for this activity.


Friday:

  • Fine Motor Cutting Work page 19

  • First Name: write or trace

Daily: Practice counting by 1s to 5, 10, 15, 20, etc.


Daily: Count various items around the house (ex. rocks, spoons, cotton balls, etc.)


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*If a child struggles with writing independently, use a yellow marker or highlighter to write the number on the appropriate line. Have your child write over your number.

  • Identifying coins: place various coins on the table and ask for each coin by name or value. Ex. "Touch the quarter," or "Touch 10 cents."

  • Shoe Tying Without Tears: For this week, I want you to keep practicing this skill. I know that the quality of this video is low and there's some movement (the mom has her young daughter recording), but this method is such a nice and EASY change from the complicated way we ask kids to tie their shoes. If you want to get right into it, you can skip to 1 min and 40 sec into the video.


If your child is having a tough time with shoe tying, give this method a try!


  • Practice reading and identifying each word below. 

  • PRINT lined paper for written work.

  • Write the words on index cards and spread them out.  Ask your child to identify each card by name.  Ex. "Cat."  Touch "cat."

  • Go over and review the index cards from previous weeks.


Modification: students who have a difficult time with writing, write words out on index cards and cut the letters into strips.  Scramble up the letters and ask your child to spell the given word.


Modification: have an index card with the word written out to use as a model.


Modification: hand-over-hand to assist with spelling, or have your child place the letter strip over the letter on the written model.


  • For students who can write, practice writing and tracing these words each day this week.​​


NEW words for the week:


the about great learn



Review Words:


an are as be


because but came she


this look went was


after all with said


play do big for he



​Try to:

  1. ​Write each word 3 times each.

  2. Type each word 3 times each.

Just a Mess by Mercer Mayer

First, listen to the story.

Next, find a room to help clean up. Did you find anything that you were missing?

Last, check out the story one more time and see if you can spot a spider on every page!

That's it for this week!

​If you'd like a daily at-home schedule to help keep things on track, click HERE.​



You're doing an amazing job.



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