“The best year of my life will be the year I die” …

This is inspiring! A speech made by a valedictorian at Harrison High School has spread through social media for its inspirational message.Evan Mercer was born deaf. It was not discovered until he was 4 years old. His parents were told that speaking and reading were out of the question. On May 22, at age 18,

Obstical Courses: Gross Motor and Speech Development

I love obstacle courses and as the weather gets colder and wetter, I tend to use them more in my classroom.  The following is a blog I often give to parents: “What is an obstacle course? An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical activities an individual must navigate through. The activities often require

Tongs – A simple way to improve grasp

One great way to develop hand skills is to use tongs.  Tongs help to strengthen the muscles used for cutting and help develop pencil grasp.  It is very easy to add tongs to many everyday games.  Kids love tongs and enjoy the challenge of using them to move items. Start with tongs that are six