Expanded Core Curriculum

Being able to count and sort coins has a number of uses in daily life.
Promote the classroom community with these ideas of simple jobs in the classroom!
Students learn shapes based on real objects to form tactile discrimination, math and language skills.
Smell and taste are often motivating reinforcers for children with visual impairments!
Students learn to react appropriately when their names are called within a group setting.
Students use familiar activities to practice sequencing skills using expressive language.
Incorporating pretend play can often be a great motivator for working on simple goals and tasks!
Students can practice prevocational skills and responsibility through on-campus jobs.
A repetitive drum game encourages children to listen and copy the rhythm.
Help students develop a stronger sense of self through this critical thinking activity.
Explore the senses while making cards of a variety of scents, textures, colors and sounds.
Adapt the classic game to refine tactile discrimination, matching skills and social play!
Use daily living activities to practice a variety of independence skills.
Practice fine motor skills while developing spatial awareness.
Make art time a multi-sensory activity with these tips for adding texture!
Make textured pictures using eggshells for a multi-sensory project.
This recipe uses common household ingredients for added sensory fun!
Use common household ingredients to make playdough anytime!
Adapt a beach with sound to make locating it possible for children with visual impairments.
Warm-up while also working on social skills and increased independence.
Play with a hula hoop to encourage participation among peers in PE.
Introduce tactile graphics and map concepts with a representation of a familiar area!
Teach children responsibility and care for their belongings.
Create tactile journals for art or as a strategy for teaching math using concrete manipulatives.
Make a classroom quilt of memories that all children can enjoy!
Practice reading along with any subject or theme with this simple game!

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