A set of activities to teach rounding to the nearest ten and hundred. Each page includes everything you need to say and do for the lesson, so you can just print and go. This set includes:
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I just found out that September 17th is the "International Day of the Stim," so I wanted to share a couple of my favorite posts from the website "The Mighty" on this topic.
The Space Center has a variety of programs/resources. Each is described in more detail and linked to the Space Center's website below. Many thanks to the Space Center's accessibility and inclusion coordinator, Stephanie McMahon, for sharing these resources with me.
Any descriptions and comments below are my own (based on information on the center's website), and are not endorsed by the Space Center. Links are provided to the resources on their website to their official resources and info.
Certified Autism Center
In June of this year, the Space Center announced that the facility had received the "Certified Autism Center" designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education. The certification process includes staff training and accommodations that make the center more welcoming and accessible. More information is available on this press release.
Sensory Friendly Events
On selected dates, the center opens early or late with a "reduced sensory environment" that includes modified lighting, music, and sound on the exhibits. There will also be educational activities facilitated by trained staff. The next event happens on September 22. More information is here.
The Space Center offers day camps during spring break, summer, and fall/winter holidays. The camps are designed for children ages 11-18 and include activities on robotics, space, technology, engineering, and math. The center can provide reasonable accommodations to help your child have a successful camp experience. More info is on this webpage (check out the FAQ section for special needs information).
Sensory Guides for Many Exhibits
Each sensory guide includes a brief description of the activity or exhibit as well as a rating of the "sensory level" for the activity for:
These guides can help you decide which activities you might want to visit with your child. You can find all of the guides on this website under the section labeled, "Accessibility Resources."
A story with words and photos that describes what you'll experience on the visit to help children be prepared for what will happen. It tells about:
Photo Flashcards for Vocabulary or Making a Picture Schedule
The center offers two sets of photo cards in two different sizes. Both sets include a photo of each exhibit along with a text label of the exhibit name. You could use these as flashcards to help your child learn the names of the exhibits and/or making a picture schedule of the order in which you'll visit the exhibits. You can find both sets of flash cards on this website under the section labeled, "Accessibility Resources."
You can check out a "sensory backpack" at the Guest Services Desk at the center. The backpacks contain sunglasses, sound-reduction headphones, books, fidgets, and guides.
For more information on all of the center's accessibility options and resource, please visit their website.
A simple activity to help build background knowledge and comprehension of the commutative property. I used this as a supplement to an existing math curriculum, but you could also use it as an intro to the topic.
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