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Engineering Project for Kids: Build a Straw Roller Coaster
Build a roller coaster for a ping pong ball out of straws, hot glue, and a cardboard box for a base. This STEM challenge for kids is awesome because the materials are so simple and inexpensive! The track is surprisingly sturdy, and kids will have a blast creating a path for their ball. Great if you teach in a special education classroom.
Awesome idea from Earth Mama's World: Food Chain game out of styrofoam cups! Just glue images on to your cups and write the name of the organism on the rim. Mix them up, have kids put them in order, and stack them!
Ways to Encourage Reluctant Writers & prompt imagination and creativity when writing. Boy is this an issue for our special ed students. There are some good ideas here to try. Writing can be a tough challenge for kids with disabilities, so any way to make it more engaging is worth the effort! Read more at: http://www.theorganizedclassroomblog.com/index.php/blog/ways-to-encourage-reluctant-writers