This is my first year teaching an adaptive arts class. I only have two or three students that come to class, and at first I thought it was going to be a real challenge. After the fourth week of school though, I have found that this is an amazing class! I was worried about underestimating what our students could do... or knowing their abilities & what they were capable of doing.
The first week of school, I read No David! Then we created our Davids.
I found this lesson through Pinterest (what haven't I found through Pinterest?!) & here is the original link to Fall Into First's blog:
I chose this lesson because I wanted to go over our classroom rules & I wanted to get an understanding for what the students were capable of.... Following directions - check. Gluing - check. Understanding the big picture - check. Having fun while making art - check!
The students created their Davids & I think they turned out pretty cute.
Here are our Davids
I had precut shapes for one of the students as they are not able to use scissors.
The other student tried their hand at cutting on their own. Pretty good job. :)