Thursday, July 18, 2013

ESY pictures


ESY was a little different this year.
The class was composed of two teacher (Mariela and I), four aids, and 10 kids. 
Besides the regular six adults, we had the SLP, SLPA, OT, APE, and two PT's coming in and out of the room. 
Lets just say I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of adults in that small room. 
I was also asked to conduct some initial assessments.
Because there were so many people (22 at times) in the classroom I was able to run some circles and centers and use the other time for assessments and report writing. 
I was lucky I was able to do all assessments with Juliet (OT). 

So....below are some activities we did during ESY.
Some are mine, some Mariela's.
And many from Pinterest (which has their HQ in SF-just learned that today).


hand print fish - 
had the student pick a color 
used big ink pad
sensory
attending
color identification



walrus - 
turn taking
attending
sensory (many students did not want to touch the scrunch paper)
sharing (one bottle of glue)
waiting


beach balls in the sand (Mariela) - 
day one kiddos used dot markers to decorate the ball
day two the kiddos used glue to make a designed (with the help from staff) and put sand on top
colors
requesting
sensory
attending


sea stars (Mariela) - 
using glue appropriately
following directions
attending
fine motor



jelly fish -
color identification
fine motor
attending
following steps
requesting help 


octopus (Mariela) - 
day one use blue paint to paint lunch bag
day two cut the bottom of the bag to make tentacles
day three scrunch magazine pages and stuff lunch bag
teacher tied it together to make an octopus



dot art fish - 
color identification
sharing
waiting



boat - 
color identification
shape identification
following steps
attending


tissue paper whales - 
students made little balls out of tissue paper and glued it on a whale
fine motor


dot art octopus - 
color identification
counting 1-8
attending
following directions
taking turns
waiting


popsicle sticks flags - 
patterns
following steps
using glue appropriately
color identification


shaving cream tie dye (Juliet/OT) - 
on a table place lots of shaving cream, add some water colors, 
let student mix the color into the shaving cream, place paper on top of
 shaving cream (pic facing down), press paper into shaving cream, lift paper, 
scrap shaving cream off with a popsicle stick, 
tie dye shaving cream!



did I mention I had to pack everything?! so at the end of the school year I requested to move my desk from the I.S. office (which is super crowded) to my classroom, so i was already packing everything from my small office ares, then I told that my classroom (room 9) was going to be moved to room 2, so I had to pack everything by July 11, last day the kiddos attend and start unpacking the 12, my last day......everything got packed and moved, and even thought I was able to unpack all the boxes the room is still a mess and I will probably will have to go and spend a day cleaning and getting the room ready (as I already have an IEP when I go back to work).