Ms. Leslie's Loop
What's Up? Classroom and Communications Skills Program
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Ms. Tina's Tidbits!
COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY.....
Okay, from the start of this school year, Miss Leslie and I had been talking about putting together videos to help our families expand their child’s play skills at home. At the start of this year I sent out a list of toys that are toys you should have at home to help increase your child’s language and social play skills at home. Since I get this question often from many of my parentswith children with all different disabilities we felt it was important to target. And, we really wanted to start making videos on “how to play” with specific age typical toys for different skill levels. So, how crazy cool is this new website that we recently found from Hasbro toys? They recently published a new website called “ToyBox” Tools. “ToyBox” Tools is a series of instructional videos, printed instructions, play-mats and more. This supportive website is a start in helping make play easier and more accessible for children, their families, caregivers and teachers. These tools provide three levels of play and the toys are categorized by those levels. To help guide you and your child through a fun and rewarding play experience, these instructional levels are available in both print and video form.
At this time, I feel it would be best to start with LEVEL ONE as we introduce the simple act of playing and how to engage your child in playing with toys at home. This video will help to guide you so you can start helping your child “learn” how to play more appropriately. Remember, it takes repetition and modeling to increase play skills to more typical levels. It may be helpful to purchase duplicates of some toys so your child has a toy and you have a toy so they may imitate your play and actions. Or you may need to assist your child by providing choices to increase engaging in these tasks. Remember, play is a skill we have to learn and build on as we grow and engage with various differenttypes of toys. Modeling is key, so get down on the floor andhave fun playing alongside of your child using language and actions during these play schemes. Here is the first “play”assignment to target at home.
1)Get out your favorite potato head and go have some fun with your child!
This is a great time to start thinking about “what” gifts to get your child as we move closer to special holidays or your child’s birthday!
Ready, set, GO! Have fun!
Let's Get Messy......Sensory Ideas for Home!
We've Got Skills!
- Sharing materials
- Following our classroom routine, using a picture schedule
- Taking something off of the flannel board, or placing a picture on to a picture or flannel board
- Simple motor imitations (clapping hands, tapping legs, waving, giving high five's, jingling bells)
- Starting to recognize friends' names
- Matching shapes, doing a shape sorter
- Walking down the hall and being able to stop, wait, go, and come here!
- Responding to our names.
- Matching picture to picture and picture to object!
- Being able to "give me _______" when an adult or friend is requesting something!
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Special Notes and Upcoming News/Events
- Winter break - school will be closed from Monday December 22nd - Monday January 5th! Monday January 5th is a teacher work day, and students come back on Tuesday January 6th! We'll see you back that Tuesday! We all hope you have a wonderful Winter break and spend time with loved ones!
- Please remember - if for some reason your child will not be riding the bus to or from school, please call our transportation department and let them know! You can reach them at (317)594-4117
HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to all the family members that joined us for our Fruit Friends-giving! Can't wait to do something again!
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2nd Circle typically happens at the end of our day. It involves using some kind of video clip, or iPad app that is motivating and at the same time has TONS of concepts we can work on and learn from! Transitioning to our 2nd Circle is one of our easiest transitions!