Art

Adapted Art Resource

I am admittedly not very artsy. I have a few go-to seasonal crafts that I bust out occasionally but that's about all I got. Unfortunately my school does not have an art teacher 🙁 I used to try to incorporate more art into my daily schedule but lately I have struggled...

Mini Sensory Bins

When I have visitors or observers in my room I sometimes get asked where my sensory area is. I don't have a specific sensory area on purpose and for several reasons. One - I don't really have enough room. My classroom is not massive and every inch is utilized. Two - I...

Fine Motor Rainy Craft

As part of our planting and gardening unit, we did this super adorable craft last week. And this little goodie is an occupational therapist's dream. So much fine motor skill development packed into one short activity - talk about bang for your buck. You know I thrive...

Pinecone Ornament Craft

I work in a we-are-more-than-okay-with-celebrating-Christmas-even-though-it's-a-public-school type of school. Heck - we have a full decorated Christmas tree in the main hallway. Right or wrong - I go with it and we have been LOVING doing everything and anything...

DIY Dice

I have been obsessed with dice worksheets this year. Once I taught some of my bundles of joy how to roll dice - which I'm not going to lie was a painful process that involved a lot of prying chubby fingers off of that small square cube - I realized all the potential...

Independent Crafting

I love a good craft and I think art is incredibly important but sometimes I have a slight twinge of guilt when I do crafts with my high functioning students. Working on their academics is so completely overwhelming and time consuming, I feel like we can't waste even a...

Pumpkin Spice Play Dough

I love fall. Pumpkins, riding boots, crunchy leaves, snuggly blankets, apple cider. Mmmmm. Delicious. There are almost too many fun and adorable fall crafts and activities. I am having a pinterstpolsion. Too many ideas! But when I pinned this little baby - I knew we...

Collaging Fun

For our planting unit, we tip toed into a new area of arts and crafts that was previously untraveled to by my wee little classroom. Good thing we did - because it opened a whole new world of crafty possibilities. I am self-admittedly not the most creative person when...

Tulip Craft Success

As part of our planting unit, we did this great tulip craft last week! I really wish I could take credit for this obscenely adorable creation but of course not. Who needs self made creativity when there is pinterest? Man - has pinterest made me laaaazy! I used to at...

Planting Time

We had so much fun planting last week! It's an undertaking - don't get me wrong. I had dirt in my hair, under my finger nails, and all over my classroom. I got that no-you-did-not-get-dirt-absolutely-everywhere look from my custodian. I will need be buying him a nice...

Mini Sensory Bins

When I have visitors or observers in my room I sometimes get asked where my sensory area is. I don't have a specific sensory area on purpose and for several reasons. One - I don't really have enough room. My classroom is not massive and every inch is utilized. Two - I...

Rainbow Writing

Just want a share another easy setup fine motor task. My lowest "guided reading" group is mostly focused on letter/ sound recognition and writing skills. We do lots of pre-writing activities to build fine motor abilities such as simple sorting, tracing sheets,...