So, once I got out my funk-o-rama today, and knew that yesterday's idea for math (will blog later) would not work today, I went with the flow. We have a valentines party on Friday and were putting Laffy Taffy candies in the Valentines. I decided to make it a lesson out of it on the fly. I found that these are great to:
- Practice Speech: Say 'huh' if you don't understand what the child has said, or be more specific on sounds you are working on.
- Practice Listening: You'd be surprised how "open set" jokes are when you listen to them. You really have to pay attention.
- Practice Geography: Each joke is sent in by a child from a specific state. We found a map and each state.
- Logic: Many of the jokes require flexible thinking! A great exercise!
I am sure there are many more ways to use them.
Then...Mail time!! Grandma sent a Webkins! What a deal! Grandma knows how to wrap...so...we put some really nice proprioceptive (sensory) work ripping it open! There was also some memory work involved because Andrew said.."Not the same card!!!" (Apparently Grandma sent the same Valentines card one year ago!)