I would use this as an intro to the integrated math lessons planned for our unit where we have students calculate the difference in temperature using a thermometer, use tools to measure and record amounts of rainfall over a period of two weeks, and measure and compare the wind speeds of different days through the use of a wind vane.
Heavy Herbert is a weighted plush toy and can be used as a weighted lap pad to improve concentration in kids with special needs including autism and ADHD during circle time and homework time. He supports sensory integration, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills and helps kids socialize too!
Proprioception activities such as heavy work have been shown to improve attention and concentration, improve body awareness, and regulate arousal levels. Heavy work can be calming for students with autism or sensory regulation difficulties.The activities on this poster are specifically designed so that they can be implemented in a sensory room or therapy room.