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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beginning Sounds

Beginning Letter Sound Sort
The following is a printable that works on beginning sounds. Each letter has 6 picture cards  (except for x) that go with each letter. The great thing is that for kids that are lower functioning you can simply give a child 2 letter cards to sort between and then for higher functioning kiddos you can provide many more options. I printed mine out on card stock, cut apart, and laminated. If you don't want things sliding around you can also add velcro.  
Beginning Sounds

Bug Counting Book

Spring has sprung and the insects are coming out to play. This is a counting book for numbers 1-10 with a variety of bugs. (printable is listed below) The kids are having fun coloring the bugs and practicing their numbers. A fun activity to do, to help your little kiddos get some of the sillies out is to have them transition like a bug. When they move from group to group have them do things like:

Bug Counting Book 1-10
Jump like a grasshopper
Fly like a butterfly
Wiggle like a caterpillar
March like an ant
Buzz like a bee
Spin like a spider
Roll like a roly poly bug

Bug Counting

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Funny Sayings

Preschoolers say some of the funniest things, here are a few that have made me laugh...

"My mom and dog look alike, they both have long floppy ears."

"Swimming is fun because you can toot in the pool and make pretty bubbles."

"I'm not, team Edward! I'm team Jacob (pause) and team Spongebob!"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hats, Hats, and More Hats

Letter H h activities - Hats

Hats are so much fun. You can find all kinds of hats from simple to crazy. This week the kids wore their favorite hats. I found pictures of lots of different types of hats. Then I printed them out on card stock and laminated them. Once they were laminated I added a magnet to the back, tape would also work in a pinch. Each student was given a small personal size white board. They chose a hat and then drew a person to go with the hat. This was great for working on body parts, shapes, and fine motor. Hat Printable

Letter Hh activities
Letter Hh activities

Mystery Eggs

Preschool painting fun

Mystery Egg - Painting
Mystery Eggs are a fun activity for kids of all ages. With my preschool kiddos I draw shapes and designs with a white crayon, on a large egg shape that is printed on card stock. Then when the kids paint, with watercolors the design appears just like "magic" My older kids draw their own designs with a white crayon and then paint over the top. This activity is always a huge hit! If you want to make the activity more challenging you can have them work with just primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and then while painting they mix the colors to create the secondary colors of (purple, orange, green).  

Mystery Easter Egg - Painting