Wow! That two week holiday break went fast! Since it’s a short week this week I took the opportunity to re-vamp my lesson plans for preschool for next week. Why do I need to re-vamp you ask?! Santa brought me a shiny new Ipad 2! So much fun. I’ve actually had it for about 6 weeks now and I can’t put it down. So this week I took my preschool lesson from last year and just added some Ipad options to it! Here’s a look at what we’re doing. For the whole group circle I will do the Book while giving each kiddo a felt piece (that I made with felt and fabric paint.) My Mr. Mouse lost his tail to a 3 year old last year! The book has adapted pieces attached with velcro. It’s such a great way to help the little guys or lower kids work on the book and the older kids can remove the pieces as we go and then use them to retell the story. I use the communication board to prep vocabulary and help answer comprehension questions. You can download it here: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Activity/628596/If-You-Give-a-Mouse-a-Cookie I pulled out my matching cookies for my lower functioning and nonverbal kiddos. The switch will be labeled “I want cookie” to work on some basic requesting. I have a few kids working on learning new signs. So I grabbed some of the items in the story (like milk and cookies) to play with. I printed the signs to send home with them to their parents. To target pronouns I used the Custom Boards App to make these quick worksheets. I use these to make some simple sentences (She has a cookie. She is looking in the mirror.) Grab them HERE and HERE I have these little napkins and cookies to work on MORE/LESS These cookies with items on them came from kidssoup.com. I use them with this sentence strip to talk about things on cookies. I use them for articulation mostly. Cookie Doodle is such a cute little app. The kids can mix all the ingredients together and then bake the cookies before you decorate them! I made these sequencing cards to work on following directions. You can download the app on itunes and the sequencing activities HERE. And one last activity for you all! I used the app SeeTouchLearn. This app is so flexible! I made these a few receptive language tasks. One set of activities is just receptive identification of nouns (Touch the Mouse.) Another activity was identifying the functions (What do you use to clean the floor?) OK- that’s a lot right? I always take a variety of activities and then pick 2 or 3 things to work on with each kid depending on the IEP goals. Are you getting back into the swing of thing yet?
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Oooh, I just got a new iPad too. And I’m like you ~ can’t put it down 🙂
We should get together and have a make and take weekend! You have great ideas!
Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) says
Very cool! I wanted to invite you to link up at my kid-oriented TGIF Linky Party!! (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties) I know my readers would love to see this too.
Awesome ideas- Makes me want to get an iPad soon!! Question- when you print them out- do you print on regular paper or cardstock and then laminate?
Jenna Rayburn says
That sounds fun Milliemanx! Thanks Beth. Mallory – I laminate EVERYTHING. Our printers at school won’t handle the cardstock to print. But I do have the Scotch little laminator from target at home. If I have planned far enough a head I can laminate with that and it’s much more durable.
Great post Jenna! Lots of creative and fun ideas. Being back with younger kids this year I will be able to use this too!!! You are so gonna love your iPad. I use mine constantly in therapy.
Miss Willis says
I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award, which I see you have already received. You are one of my faves…so I’m leaving it be 🙂
These are AWESOME ideas Jenna! (As always!!) I am pinning this for when I use this book next! Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!
This is great!! This is one of my favorite books! I love your ideas and can’t wait to try a few!
You are so generous with your ideas! I just love the little felt items, so cute!
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