Sunday, November 22, 2009

news-2-you: Happy Birthday Canadiens (November 23-27, 2009)

I got the idea to share the plans I'm making related to news-2-you from the blog entitled Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs.  Each weekend I will put up a post about the current news-2-you topic and some of the extra activities we will be fitting in during the week.  Note that not all of my students will do all of the extra activities as it is depenedent on student need and the amount of time we have in a week. If you are using news-2-you and you have some ideas that I have worked for you, please post a reply so that I can use the ideas if they are applicable to my students. Note that if I make any materials with Boardmaker, I will post them here for download as well as post them in the Adapted Learning news-2-you group.

Language Arts (Vocabulary, Literacy, Communication, Composition...etc.)
Matching Pictures of Hockey Symbols
Composition: Things we do in the winter
Switches, Computers, Adaptive Technology
Switch Skills 1: Soccer Game
Work on Mouse Skills - http://www.learn4good.com/games/sports/airhockey.htm
Mathematics
100 activities - Montreal Canadiens are 100 years old - count objects to 100
Hockey Jersey Number Ordering - Download Boardmaker File Here
Science/Sensory Explorations
Hot and Cold Explorations
Social Studies/Life Skills
Winter/Summer Sports Sorting - Download Boardmaker File here
Cooking
Friday lunch consisting of foods you buy when watching a hockey game: fries in a cup, hot dogs in foil, nachos in take-out boxes, snow cones...etc.
Games
NHL Logo Bingo - Download Boardmaker File Here
NHL Logo Matching Game - Download Boardmaker File Here
Fine Arts (music, drama, art...etc.)
Life-sized paper shirts.  Fingerpaint large piece of paper and then cut out in a life sized jersey.  Cut out letters of last name and glue them on the jersey in the name.  Hang on bulletin board.
Hockey-themed music on iPod.
Adapted P.E.
Shooting pucks at hockey net.
Playing an adapted hockey game.
Community Integration
Skating
Going to arena to watch a hockey practice or game

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