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Play Doh(c) Lessons

Play Doh© Lessons

Today I walked and there were seven boxes from Amazon.com© containing various items from Play Doh©! We can really develop their handwriting, fine motor skills on a daily basis.

YEAH!

These items were funded by various individual and Play Doh© corporation. I posted the project “Daily Workout for Fingers” on DonorsChoose.org in October and the final funding occurred on December 31, 2014.

Developing handwriting skills involves more than just picking up a pen and making marks on a paper. It involves strengthening their fine motor skills, so that they can write creatively, paint, cut and put other artistic project without tiring their hands. It is much like training for a marathon.

The items from this project will help me entice my students to:

  • Improve their handwriting
  • Strengthen their fine motor skills
  • Inspire them to use these items to work on those skills during free time.

The project includes a lot, and I do mean a lot, of Play Doh ©. I was concerned that the various project would not have enough Play Doh© to complete this objective over a significant length of time.

The project includes a lot, a lot of Play doh©, which is great because I was concerned that the various projects would not have enough Play Doh©. I do! Thanks to the donors, I have three boxes that contain 36 cans of various Play Doh©. In addition, there are toys, cooking, trucks, tools and a book to help me with the lesson. Over the next six weeks, I will be developing unit that include tactile lessons, fine motor lessons, endurance and improve their creative skills.

Here are the highlights of the objectives that I will develop. I will post the units in my Teacher store and will post lessons on this blog.

  1. Do Now Exercise:
  2. Scissors skills
  3. Eye Hand coordination
  4. Creative stories (writing and projects)
  5. iPad App

Included with the lessons will rituals and routines in order to prevent damage and loss of materials. These lessons will have specific objectives designed for student with development issues, specifically in the fine motor and tactile area. The lesson can also be used for student ages 2-8 years old.

I hope you find the hints useful and the lessons worth the time to read this blog.

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Play Doh© Lessons

       Today I walked and there were seven boxes from Amazon.com© containing various items from Play Doh©! We can really develop their handwriting, fine motor skills on a daily basis.
YEAH!
       These items were funded by various individual and Play Doh© corporation. I posted the project “Daily Workout for Fingers” on DonorsChoose.org in October and the final funding occurred on December 31, 2014. 
CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90 Developing handwriting skills involves more than just picking up a pen and making marks on a paper. It involves strengthening their fine motor skills, so that they can write creatively, paint, cut and put other artistic project without tiring their hands. It is much like training for a marathon.
       The items from this project will help me entice my students to:
* Improve their handwriting
* Strengthen their fine motor skills
* Inspire them to use these items to work on those skills during free time.
The project includes a lot, and I do mean a lot, of Play Doh ©. I was concerned that the various project would not have enough Play Doh© to complete this objective over a significant length of time.
       The project includes a lot, a lot of Play doh©, which is great because I was concerned that the various projects would not have enough Play Doh©. I do! Thanks to the donors, I have three boxes that contain 36 cans of various Play Doh©.  In addition, there are toys, cooking, trucks, tools and a book to help me with the lesson.  Over the next six weeks, I will be developing unit that include tactile lessons, fine motor lessons, endurance and improve their creative skills.
       Here are the highlights of the objectives that I will develop.  I will post the units in my Teacher store and will post lessons on this blog.
1.   Do Now Exercise:
2.   Scissors skills
3.   Eye Hand coordination
4.   Creative stories (writing and projects)
5.   iPad App
Included with the lessons will rituals and routines in order to prevent damage and loss of materials. These lessons will have specific objectives designed for student with development issues, specifically in the fine motor and tactile area. The lesson can also be used for student ages 2-8 years old.
       I hope you find the hints useful and the lessons worth the time to read this blog.

Friday’s Reflection: 2015 has begun!

Current Stats:

Twitter Followers:

@play10: 115

@shellforth 52

Facebook Page: 38 Likes

NetGalley:   Member since 2012

52 Invitations/758 Approvals/379 Feedbacks

The above stats may look low, but to me they are high because I remember whenever they were ZERO.

TEACHER:

Reflection of the weak is on a high note. One of my DonorsChoose.Org. has been funded, thanks to the following people:

  • Play-Doh funded half of the project.
  • Gloria Martinez
  • Greg B
  • Jason and Lauren Milan

Target has mad field trips possible with their grant of $700.00.

Next Step:

The last month of December I began networking with some grant writers who are providing me with more contacts in order to fund my room.

  • Revision of instructional materials in the classroom and further research into educational Technology.
  • New projects in DonrsChoose.org.

WRITER:

I have become a member of two critiques groups and enrolled in a nonfiction course.

BOOKS READ

My Goodread 2015 reading challenge is to read 150 books. My NetGalley books review challenge is to bring my review score up to 82%. I will let you how it pans out as the year progress.

Financials:

Working . . . . .

Conclusion

These are my passions in my life and I feel that various individuals in my life are encouraging them. Check out Trica’s Goyers’s blog, below is just a section of her statements concerning passion. “How do you know what God’s calling you to do?” http://www.triciagoyer.com/   Tricia Goyer: Writer, Blogger, and Family Advocate. Jan. 8, 2015.

Conclusion

Be hopeful! Pull off the review mirror, progress is made the other way.

THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT

My word for the year is INTEGRITY!

I am not a bad person, but I don’t follow through and I over commit myself to whatever I think will help me accomplish my gals. However, because I over commit I don’t have the time to do a good job.

This year I will do all of the necessary things in order to straighten up. In order to do this I will follow Fly lady’s golden rule. Just do it for 15 minutes.

I have written out my SMART goals in my writer’s notebook. The core of my resolutions is:

  1. Relationships
  2. Finances
  3. Maintain my health
    1. Exercise
    2. Eat healthy
  4. Keep my deadlines
  5. Schedule my writing time and keeping that appointment,
  6. Treat my writing as a job regardless as to whether or not I am getting paid.
  7. Find an agent
  8. Submit regularly
  9. Establish my blogs and stores
  10. Stop saying and start doing

This year will be different because I need it to be different. God will give me the strength to do what he has planned for me to complete and be successful!!

THIS YEAR WILL BE DIFFERENT!!!

My word for the year is INTEGRITY!
I am not a bad person, but I don’t follow through and I over commit myself to whatever I think will help me accomplish my gals.  However, because I over commit I don’t have the time to do a good job.
This year I will do all of the necessary things in order to straighten up.  In order to do this I will follow Fly lady’s golden rule.  Just do it for 15 minutes.
I have written out my SMART goals in my writer’s notebook.  The core of my resolutions is:
1.     Relationships
2.     Finances
3.     Maintain my health
a.     Exercise
b.     Eat healthy
4.     Keep my deadlines
5.     Schedule my writing time and keeping that appointment,
6.     Treat my writing as a job regardless as to whether or not I am getting paid.
7.     Find an agent
8.     Submit regularly
9.     Establish my blogs and stores
10. Stop saying and start doing

This year will be different because I need it to be different.  God will give me the strength to do what he has planned for me to complete and be successful!!

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