Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Revisiting Mat Man

In the Kindergarten classrooms, we reacquainted ourselves with Mat Man!  There are many mini-Mat Mans running around the classroom.   As a group, we built Mat Man while listening to the song.

Back at their tables, each student drew a picture of a person, making sure to include the parts we sang about with Mat Man. 

They then spelled their first names by using stickers and matching the letters to their name tags.  They peeled each letter off and "wrote" their names next to their drawings.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clowning Around!

In the New Durham preschool classroom today, we put together some shape clowns!

We talked about colors, shapes, and the parts of the face.   We also counted how many eyes, noses, mouths, and cheeks we have.  

Then we talked about where these parts go!

Class Clowns!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mat Man

In the kindergarten classroom in Effingham, we met a new friend named Mat Man.
Mat Man is a friend from Handwriting Without Tears that helps teach children several concepts, including body awareness, counting, and building.  Each child was given a piece of Mat Man and told to listen carefully to Mat Man's song.  As the song introduced each part, the child added his or her piece to the class Mat Man we were building on the board.   Click here to visit Mat Man World and build him online, hear the song, and download other resources.

OT Mom Free Resources

The OT Mom website has great free resources and activity ideas for skill development at home!  

Mr. Potato Head

MamaOT has some great information on why Mr. Potato Head is such a great toy!