Thursday, April 5, 2012

Trevy’s April (montessori/tot school) Trays

 

 

Trevy attends our local public school’s integrated preschool program four half days a week.  Although next year is K…sniffle sniffle.  Integrated is just a fancy way of saying half the class or less is special needs and half the class or more should be peer models.

 

 

I like the program we have wrapped around him.  It’s working and he (mostly) enjoys school.

 

 

But we also do a lotta learning here at home too!

(homeschool mommy syndrome?)

 

 

I’m in love love love with the workbox/tot tray concept.  The OCD in me adores how organized it is!  Plus it looks so cute and learn-y all cozy in the school/therapy room.

 

 

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Inside each of those little drawers (I call them trays) lives mommy picked toys and activities.

 

I rotate what’s inside them on a monthly basis.  Sometimes more often.  Depending on how creative and energetic I’m feeling.  In love

 

 

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We’re blessed to have some amazingly gifted people working with Trevy.  One of them gave me the 3 – 2 – 1 – all done! idea to help Trevy maintain his focus.  I have 3 strips (hanging on the whiteboard for now) with coordinating pictures on the drawers.  Once Trevy fills a strip (which means completing 3 trays) he’s All Done!  And can choose anything he’d like to play – usually that means outside or iPad.  Although he does have a recent infatuation with Chuck the Truck.

 

 

Ideally, we’ll go through all 3 sets of trays each day.  I don’t know about your place…but at our place life doesn’t typically flow ideally.  In love   Most days we make it through 1 set.

 

 

Rather than go in depth with the trays now…I thought I’ll just do a quickie skim.  And maaaaaybe…I’ll do a post for each tray individually? 

 

Set 1

 

All About Reading Tray

Ziggy Zebra and a couple other puppets live inside here.  My AAR tote bag hangs on the back of the school door. 

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Pattern Blocks Tray

I found these awesome easier pattern printables and only have the blocks needed to complete the two patterns in the drawer.  I do keep the blocks in a Trevy safe tupperware so I don’t have to worry about choking.

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Pre-Writing Tray

I do use a large binder which doesn’t fit in the tray as a slated surface.  Dry erase crayons are in the little tupperware.  Again…Trevy safe.  Trust me…I’ve wiped enough crayon off enough walls!  And from between enough teeth! Winking smile

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Set 2

 

T for Trevy Tray

Spelling his name with magnetic letters.  I intend to start erasing the prompt letters one x one to see if he can generalize.

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Hand Writing Without Tears Puzzle Tray

I printed HWT templates and cut the shapes from foam sheets.

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Gross Motor Play Tray

I found another great printable with movement prompts for the letters of the alphabet.  We have to do at least 5 movements to complete this tray.

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set 3

 

Speech Therapy Tray

Lots of oral motor play goodies plus flash cards, PECS and a sentence strip or two.

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Craft Tray

We’re making our own ABC book with coloring sheets.

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Life Skills Tray

We’re using I Can Dress Myself by Your Therapy Source to help learn about self care.  We also dress to dolly as we play.

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And that your peek in his trays this month.

 

 

…danielle

3 comments:

GB's Mom said...

Thanks for sharing. They are great trays.

Housewife said...

Thanks for the peek!
We're working on some of those too.
With dressing...our OT turned on my light bulb when she explained about standing behind Bup with my arms around him to help with zippers and buttons as it's different planning than using a button board or what ever.....for some reason this tidbit blew my addled mind! Makes sense...a little obvious...and I had totally missed it!
I love that you have a little dolly to dress. Only this morning Bup had his underwear on his head....jokester? Maybe?! His baby Jack could help with that.

happy's mommy said...

That DOES make so much sense! Maybe I won't have to just replace all the zippers with velcro after all?

...danielle