Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bottle Cap world complete!


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What a fun, exciting, great project we just completed!

The students did a GREAT job and were so excited when we finished! The students were able to display the finished project in the front lobby today at school. We just HAD to get it done for Earth Day!! The cooperation, giving eachother compliments, working together as a group were great social skills for life! And, also working on sensory sensitivities….Yuck! “I don’t like it when glue gets on my hands”….hand skills by squeezing the glue bottles with the right power….AND using their imagination!! All with recycled bottle caps.

I think it looks GREAT!! but I am a bit biased. Now onto the next project. We have ideas but just not sure. WE will keep asking friends to recycle bottle caps, jar lids and any other tops to containers that will work.

April is a B-U-S-Y month!


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April is a B-U-S-Y month. It is Autism Awareness month, Occupational Therapy month,  and Earth Day. We should not be at a loss for activities at school! I can’t wait to help others understand what OT is all about, work on our Earth Day/month bottle cap art mural, and find fun, interesting ways to help expand the strategies for our students with Autism.

What will we create this year? Wait and see!! Last year we made t-shirts with puzzle piece stencils, made pillows for the moms and toolboxes for the dads. I better get my thinking cap on and get creative. Puzzle piece frosted cookies I think will be one of the projects YUM!! I am waiting for the cookie cutters to arrive.

But with all of the fun stuff comes schedule changes and stress! Yikes!! We keep working on ways to help eachother stay calm, relaxed and be a good participant in class.

Please share ideas that you may have that have worked for you! We are always looking for new techniques to help ALL students.