Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Squishy Color

Trying to learn colors? Well here is a great sensory idea. Create a squishy bag. Here's what you will need: cornstarch, sugar, water, freezer Ziploc bags, food coloring, and Duct tape.

In a saucepan pour 1 C. cornstarch, 1/3 C. sugar, & 4 C. water. Cook over med. heat, stirring frequently. Mixture will become lumpy and then thicken into "Vaseline" looking substance. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Divide into 4-6 freezer Ziploc bags. Squirt in couple of drops of food coloring. Press out as much air as possible, seal the bags, cover the seal with a piece of duct tape to help prevent any spills. Kids will squeeze the colors around until it is fully mixed. The bags are a fun squishy feeling, without the mess. 

One other idea would be to teach secondary colors by creating 3 bags, one with red and blue food coloring, one with red and yellow food coloring, and one with blue and yellow. The kids can squish the colors around and see what happens.   

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Colors Everywhere!

"I'm Dirty! This isn't fun"

Saturday we played with the Crayola Color Bubbles. The day started out nice. We were blowing bubbles in the soft wind... Then it became an all out bubble "war". We realized quickly that simply blowing the bubbles was not enough, it worked much better to flick the bubble wand at your opponent. By the end we were covered in colors. The youngest little girl held up her green hand and said "I'm dirty" (in a whiny voice). I said you're right you are dirty isn't it fun. She looked at her hand and said in a flat voice, "No" Well I thought it was fun. The best part was cleaning up. I found little bluish-greenish foot prints on the tile, hand prints on my walls, doors, light switches, mirrors, sinks, tubs, etc. Word to the wise if you use these bubbles just hose down outside and save the house. Luckily the color came off of everything except my white shirt. I wore white so the color would stand out more. It has been washed twice and you can still see different colors. I thought the bubble war was lots of fun.   
"I'm ready for my close up."
Notice on the right I am being painted with a bubble wand.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Super Teacher Worksheets

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dice in a Dice

Want a way to work on math concepts that moves beyond simple paper and pencil tasks? I enjoy using different kinds of dice. One of my favorite dice are called Dice in Dice or Double Dice. Each die holds a smaller die inside. Some ideas for using these include playing board games and dice games like Yahtzee. If you are working on math facts try throwing one die and adding the 2 numbers together. You can also throw 2 dice and then add the 2 numbers from each double die and take the 2 sums and multiply the numbers together. (Example: Die #1: 4 + 6 Die #2: 2 + 3 = 10 x 5 = 50) There are lots of possibilities with this type of dice.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Saturday Social

Adventures in Tutoring
Saturday Social!
Saturday May 14, 2011
10:00 – 12:00 Free for Students
And $5.00 for other children

We will be playing with Crayola Color Bubbles
It “should” wash out of all clothing, but just in case, wear play clothes.

Where:     2023 E. 1760 S.
Spanish Fork UT 84660
For questions contact: Erin Jackson
·       Come socialize with other students.
·       Guided social, language, & behavioral instruction and supervision from certified special education and general education teachers
·       Come learn more about our tutoring services