I had so much fun this week creating Valentine’s projects with some of my life skills students.
I was originally inspired by this pin on Pinterest, but considering that I only had 15 minute therapy slots and what we were really working on was communication, our creations are not quite as gorgeous.
What I did have however was an art choice board, and several file cards on which I drew the choices (pink/red, big/small, paper/sticker).
As I presented each choice to the children, they pointed to their preference. Then with verbal models (some of the children) verbalized the single word.
We created sentences to describe each heart, such as “I want red, big, paper heart.”
One student used his Vantage Light to create some awesome sentences.