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.

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


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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.


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


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Making sure everything is just so.


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

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