-I added a task where students identify where we live on the map. Students also watch two fun videos about the states in the US.
Learning Station 50 States in ABC order
50 States Songs
-I added a new voice output device (VOD) for students to say "good morning" to their peers by activating a GoTalk9 with students' pictures and names on it. The switch allows my students who are non-verbal to pick a specific peer to say "good morning" to.
-I added a Current Events/World News section. I use the News2You curriculum for my weekly adapted newspaper. I record the newspaper on a VOD and students activate the switch to "read" the news. If your district/school won't buy you a News2You subscriptoin, check out this free website that has newspapers for kids. The newspapers aren't adapted with picture symbols, but they easily could be!
|The Big Mac switch students use to "read" the news.|
|(Students point to the letter at the bottom that matches the letter on the page.)|
-I created a communication book for one of my kiddos to complete all of the activities in.
|Communication book has the day, month, weather, and date.|
|The book also has a place for the student to match the letters.|
Do you do something different during your circle time/ morning meeting? I love to mix ours up, so please send me ideas!