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Ellen Schuringa:
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Chantelle Bannister:
Rain bells, a sensory path made of different textures (grass, pebbles, sand), something bouncy, large wooden instruments- hanging chimes or whatever, a big hour glass with sand in that you can turn, a star map made of stones bobbles on the floor, water you can channel and divert...

Claudia Eichler:
A smell- sensory parc or wood: herbs like Thyme, Romaine, Lavender, Basil, all the healing plants that smell, and selling trees like Cypress. Music from natural instruments: Dijjiridoo (Australian native instrument), drums etc.

Julian and Julia Ross:
Foam bath and foam slides, some slime to stick your hands in or even bath in. A very smooth path with thin layers of warm good smelling oil on it where you can walk/slide on and have the opportunity to even poor warm oil on your legs etc. Ice cube buckets- to chew on to stick your hands/feet in on a hot day, listen to them explode etc. something with wind, like a huge people high fan that blows a soft nice smelling wind at your whole body- you can choose the small and temperature of course!

Iliane Lorenz:
Bird feeders and butterfly plants and whatever else you can put to attract critters.

Carola Beekman:
You can ask kiddos to help building an insect hotel  www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone/h...build-an-insect-home

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Hitting Instead of Using Words- What to Do?' in the forum. 06/25/2018

I would recommend that in case he looses control you have the pillow option- instead of talking, play act it with an ‘angry’ volunteer- takes the pressure of the kid and makes it fun and clear?

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Hitting Instead of Using Words- What to Do?' in the forum. 06/25/2018

Could there be a designated hitting area- like a punching bag, or a pillow he could smack when he needs to? Moving, running toward that area might already allow for some tension to get out...He could feel powerful ‘ordering’ the pillow to appear to hit- could even become a game- when his brain males him made we imagine we are fighting his brain since he wants to be happy and brain does not allow it- maybe draw a brain face on a white pillow case... just thoughts trying to turn a rule or no into a game and a yes...

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Team member Troy Shaw:

"We have a similar reaction when the children come to us for the first time with their 4 to 1 support! Trust is a big thing for these kids."

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Team member Troy Shaw:

"Fire! And cooking always go down well.

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Team member Jen Tatham:

River dipping: "You give each child a creature identification sheet and a net and tray. The children go into the river with the net and collect stuff from the river bed. They then tip it in the tray and use the sheet to identify the creatures. They do a little feet shuffling, bottom wiggling dance to disturb the river bed! They then of course tip it back!"

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Team member Jen Tatham:

Animal homes/den building, blindfold/sensory trail, river dipping, Andy Goldsworthy environmental art
www.bbc.com/education/clips/zh4wmp3

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www.google.com/search?q=andy+goldsworthy...igB&biw=1202&bih=866

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Inspiration for Writing Lessons Using Movement Method' in the forum. 05/14/2018

You can explain the difference between informal to gradually to formal writing, and when it becomes more formal, it needs to be accurate in form and good content. Maybe you can challenge them by actually 'publishing' their work. Explain reporters always have an editor to check their work. Then give each of them a copy of the work of another student and ask them to move around outside where you have put up stations for the different areas of writing.
You can also make funny suggestions for movement to move from one station to another.
At the end you can ask them to improve their work with the notes of the editors. Give the editors fun colors to add their suggestions and add ons.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Inspiration for Writing Lessons Using Movement Method' in the forum. 05/14/2018

Jen Tatham:
The children come into school in the morning to find...a space rocket that has crash landed at school and a mysterious trail of footprints or the classroom trashed and lots of clues left to who might be responsible. Whatever Wow factor is, it is linked to the story with high quality text that we will base our learning around 4-6 weeks. We then spend this time immersing in the story language, the punctuation, grammar, etc. We story map and make actions to sequence events. Use MM activities like treasure hunts, games, drama, costumes etc. We have child friendly targets that we create with the children success criteria to a piece of written work linked to different, relevant writing genres. These are then used for gold, silver, and bronze challenges that the children challenge themselves against...they all want to achieve gold!

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Retention of Sound Blends' in the forum. 04/18/2018

Great question and we hope many of our experts in the field will chime in:
Just like with math facts, the trampoline is a great option. I know one educator who has small exercise trampolines in her classroom and allows students to practice sound blends with whiteboards facing each other making it like a partner game.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Reading Fluency Challenge' in the forum. 04/04/2018

We have had an autistic child who increased his fluency score by reading to a fish. He did not enjoy or see the purpose of reading to the teacher, but he loved reading to the fish- we placed a recording device beside the fishbowl and got his scores that way.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Scary Public Restrooms' in the forum. 03/28/2018

We have had children before that were scared of the echo a lot of public bathrooms have and the noise blow dryers. One way we had success was letting the child listen to music on headphones while they used the restroom(it also works for the dentist office).

Another older child learned about bacteria in school and was scared of all the illnesses he might catch. We gave him some wipes and he got to wipe down everything he believed might have 'bugs' and he was much happier.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Scary Public Restrooms' in the forum. 03/28/2018

Have you figured out what might be bothering the child? Is the child verbal?

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Improving Conversational Speech with Peers and Educators' in the forum. 03/28/2018

This is a great questions, and we hope many people will chime in with the wealth of experience we have in this group. We have seen great success with rule based games. One example is Freeze Tag. When playing, students can start by adding some creative rules like: You can only 'unfreeze' a person when they say an animal...this can gradually get more challenging and encourages communication between peers.

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