FEATURED ACTIVITY: “ONIKA WANTS TO HELP”
Audience: Students/Classrooms Finding My Way Books honors children with disabilities by sharing their stories and celebration their inclusion. This year, Finding My Way Books is sharing the story of Onika. Onika Wants to Help shares the story of four friends and how their lives changed after the Rainbow School was built in their village in Tanzania. For the first time, they can attend school. Onika’s story celebrates a powerful message of inclusion. Onika has intellectual disabilities. Her friends are autistic and have intellectual disabilities. Read more…
FEATURED ACTIVITY: “THE 2022 INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK ACTIVITY GUIDE”
Audience: Students and/or Faculty
Kids Included Together (KIT) & Changing Perspectives worked in collaboration to bring you The 2022 Inclusive Schools Week Activity Guide to celebrate Inclusive Schools Week 2022, December 5-9. This activity guide is meant to be utilized by teachers during Inclusive Schools Week 2022. While Inclusive Schools Week is intended to provide support to all marginalized students, this guide is focused on disability inclusion. You will find learning intentions, educator resources, and activities centered around 5 disability-inclusive themes, one for each day of the week. Read more…
2022 INCLUSIVE SCHOOLS WEEK CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
- Fables, books, games, or student skits with “unity” theme
- Athletic/team sporting events
- Holiday traditions to share
- “Getting to Know You” cultural exchange exhibits
- “Spread the Word” Campaign (Special Olympics)
- Food and crafts fairs
- Community enhancement/service projects
- Food/clothing drives
- Share a book
- Family recipe swap
- Pen pals across districts, states, or countries
- Research one new community group
- Art displays/theatre performances
FEATURED ACTIVITY: “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: “GAB ABOUT YOUR GIFTS: CLASSROOM DISCUSSION QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES”
Start 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: “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: “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: “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: “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!