FEATURED ACTIVITY 1: “DECORATE YOUR ROOM FOR INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK”
Audience: Students and/or Faculty
Give students a chance to sum up their best traits while reviewing adjectives with this bulletin board decoration. Instruct each child to fill out the gift pattern, decorate it, and cut it out. Then invite each child to share the adjectives with the class.Display the completed gifts on a bulletin board. Read more…
FEATURED ACTIVITY 2: “GAB ABOUT YOUR GIFTS: CLASSROOM DISCUSSION QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES”
Start of each day of Inclusive Schools Week with a discussion about the gifts students have and how they can share them. Use a gift box as a prop and add to it each day after the discussion with our easy, yet powerful activities. Read more….
FEATURED ACTIVITY 3: “INCLUSIVE WORDS LOTTO”
As a class, students brainstorm character traits they possess.Inclusive Schools Lotto is a quick, fun vocabulary game that can be played in pairs or individually. For more detailed instructions visit our website and read more…
FEATURED ACTIVITY 4: “WHY WE TEACH”
This activity is a small group discussion that reconnects the participants to the reasons for teaching and the characteristics of effective teachers. The facilitator concludes by debriefing the last two questions on the participant form for the whole group.
FEATURED ACTIVITY 5: “THE WORD WALL AND THE ROCK”
This activity involves group brainstorming and individual selection of the most meaningful word or words to serve as a paperweight. This rock paperweight will remind each participant of their commitment to support all learners.
FEATURED ACTIVITY 6: PROJECT UNIFY “GET INTO IT” CURRICULUM
Special Olympics Get Into It consists of online resources that include lessons, activities, videos, athlete stories and supplemental materials. At the core of Get Into It are age-appropriate lessons designed to be taught in the context of class periods. Activities with ties to service learning are completed in a classroom or community setting, as part of a club, an afterschool activity or a community based event and include involvement with local Special Olympics Programs whenever possible.
FEATURED ACTIVITY 7: “INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK SLIDESHOW”
Ask students to create Inclusive Schools Week cards or artwork including reasons why they like being part of an inclusive school. Create a slideshow of the students’ designs using Animoto or Photopeach to show your school’s commitment to inclusive education. Post the slideshow on your school website. Share your video with the Inclusive Schools Network!