S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Parents
A Parent's Guide to S.M.A.R.T. Activities at Home
We've heard from a number of teachers and parents looking for S.M.A.R.T. activities at home, and that's what we've been working on! Check back daily for great in-home activities and tips to share with your parents and students! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@achance2grow) for video demonstrations and more!
At school, an important part of your child’s S.M.A.R.T. course was the Slap Track. Your child’s teacher used it to review material, but you can use creeping as a movement break.
Slap/Creep Track in Action!
How do teachers add structured movement into their day? Here is a simple, but fun way, to add in movement while learning.
Do you remember building forts with blankets? Build a fort and work inside it today. Check out our Oct 2016 post about forts.
Link to: https://www.actg.org/smartnews/archives/10-2016
We recently rediscovered “Hide the Thimble,” make it S.M.A.R.T. by creeping to find the hidden object.
4/28/2020 11:38:11 am
Is there a "how to" for making a creep track? There are two how to make a learning ladder in this post, but nothing about how to make a creep track. I'd love to share these posts with parents, as we use the Read Bodies Learning Minds program in our special education department at our school for a motor lab. I've used a creep track in my classroom before, too. The kids love it!
Cheryl Smythe - Director of Education Services at ACTG
4/28/2020 12:30:34 pm
So glad to hear your students enjoy the Creep Track while at school Melinda! At home it is so much easier to let kids do a Free Creep. Creep Tracks can be time consuming and a little tricky to make (that is why we make them in our workshop) and to maintain (changing cards, etc). Children love to Free Creep in and out of forts made of blankets and pillows, through cardboard box tunnels, under tables, etc. It's an activity they will do over and over again, which is exactly what we want.
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