If you are looking for a PACKET TO BRING GROSS MOTOR INTO YOUR ACADEMICS while following COMMON CORE, then look NO FURTHER! This packet has ideas to help teachers and school professionals bring gross motor ideas into their classroom.This is the packet YOU NEED to incorporate movement into academics. This gives 7 lesson plans for ELA and 6 lesson plans for math. All of these lessons are based on common core standards. Many of these activities already have cards made, so all you have to do is print and cut. This includes other ways you can use these activities. This also includes the goal for each activity, the common core standard it addresses and directions.
This is perfect for teachers (both general education and special education teachers) to use in their classroom. This is also perfect for occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech language pathologists who are incorporating physical activity into their treatments.
There is a large base of research that supports incorporating movement into school for (1) self regulation and (2) learning.
This helps to expand your student's current self regulation toolbox. This gives different sensory motor movements. This is perfect for general education students but also students with Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing disorder, and other special needs. This can be used with general education, RTI, MTSS, special education, occupational therapy OT, speech language pathology SLP, and social work SW.
This also supports core strength, crossing midline, coordination, gross motor, and motor planning.
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.