P is for Pumpkin: Special Needs Style

The ability to from the concrete to the abstract is an important skill for a kid with special needs.

A picture of a pumpkin is fun, but the ability to understand what that picture is representing is a must.


So for Parker’s unit on pumpkins, we’ve been doing a lot of hands on exploring.


Up close and personal.

I’ve also been giving Parker a choice of three objects, one of them being a pumpkin, and then asking him to hand the the correct object.  This insures that he has the concept of ‘pumpkin’ mastered.


Now to take that new information and relay it into art.


Making sure everything is just so.


The finished product. Pretty good resemblance, don’t ya think?


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