“If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”
-- Ignacio Estrada

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy (early) St. Patrick's Day!

This is one of my favorite activities to do each March. In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday and St. Patrick's Day.....it was the annual making of "GREEN EGGS AND HAM".

The students get so excited on cooking days. Today was no exception. They sat patiently as each student received a turn "helping" in some way.
Here is an example of a communication device that was available for students to use to help read the recipe, answer questions, or identify ingredients. Other students were presented with a set of pictures where they had the opportunity to hand the picture to the teacher as a way of "answering" (a modified version of picture exchange. The two students with personal Vanguard AAC devices had the devices set to the cooking page with the choices of stir, pour, cook, eat presented. Lastly, the two students who are readers had the actual recipe with words and pictures for them to follow.

Of the students who could partake in eating of the green eggs and ham (7 out of 9), we had 5 who LOVED it. I think they each ate 2 helpings and wanted more. The other 2 students were brave enough to try (even if that meant just touching the ham to tongue), before deciding that it was "YUCKY".

Here are a few more pictures from today's activities:

We are adding green food coloring (and I mean GREEN food coloring!) to the eggs and ham and getting ready to stir it all together.
The finished product....
and lots of full bellies!

We also sent home copies of the recipe (Boardmaker picture copies) today. Let me know if you make it with your family and how things turned you!


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