I had started this blog post a few months ago. Well….at school we had to rethink our wall of possibilities. It fell off the wall. At our school, it is really hard to get anything to stick to the painted walls. Even with duct tape!! So…..it is now a new year 2015 and it will be fun to think of new possibilities for this New Year!
Thinking of new possibilities made me ponder what occurred at school this week. It was the first week back from Winter Break….and then we had a “Snow Day”. Students were showing difficulty getting back into the routine and some not so happy to be at school.
Well….one of my students appeared to be feeling quite grumpy. So…don’t you think an indoor snowball fight would do the trick?? I am not talking of the real cold snow, but socks filled with soft stuffing sewn shut to make them look like snowballs. A quick toss…..a few great adults getting into the mood and we were having FUN!! The best is when other adults totally understand the need for a sensory or mental break to change the mood. This was a great therapy strategy working on fine motor skills, upper extremity skills and self-regulation skills too!
It sure was great to work on writing skills too by completing a journal page about our fun! The best part was that this student completed the writing page on his own and was excited to show me!
Well……2015 here we are! MORE POSSIBILITIES to come!