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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Go Away Big Green Monster

"Go Away Big Green Monster" by Ed Emberley is a fabulous book for working on a variety of skills. This book teaches adjectives, sequencing, and fears. Adjectives can be challenging to teach for many kids and this book opens up doors for using better words with more description while writing. Here are a few activities I have enjoyed doing with this book. With my preschool kids they help me sequence the monster by putting him together and taking him apart. Then they created their own monsters in Playdough. As they created their monsters they said my monster has 3 little eyes, 8 long legs, a small mouth, and more. This helped them to describe what they were making. By making their monster in playdough they were able to work on fine motor and sensory skills as well.
Go Away Big Green Monster - playdough

My older students I have them, either write or draw a monster using great describing words or lots of detail in the drawing. Then they get with a buddy and tell their buddy what their monster looks like. The student draws the monster step by step without looking at the picture. This helps the kids truly understand how important it is to be specific. In the end it is interesting to see how similar the two pictures are to one another.  

Monster in Playdough


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    1. Andrew,

      Thank you so much for the support and helping me get the ideas out to other people.


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