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Jerry Webster

Back to the Farm

By January 28, 2013

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As promised, I have completed my Farm Unit, with three art projects and lots of activities.  I may be adding more, as I find more resources to support the theme.  My students have really enjoyed the activities I have created, as I am sure your students will as well.

When I taught in a general education classroom (2nd grade) I was far more interested in encouraging creativity, but I have found that with special education students we often need to pursue other goals, such as building fine motor skills, and following directions.  They also benefit from successfully creating something they can be proud of.  So often they sense how inadequate their skills are, and how often they don't "measure up" to their typical peers.

That's why I have created the three art projects that go to with the unit.  There is a duck, that has students trace their hands for their wings.  There is a sheep made with a paper plate and cotton balls. Finally, I have added a paper bag puppet of a cow that has been quite popular with my own students.   I imagine your students will enjoy them, as well!

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February 14, 2013 at 9:04 am
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February 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm
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