Art Beyond Sight
INDEPENDENT LIVING AND SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH THE ARTS A MODEL PROJECT
■ Activity Plan ■
- Activity Plan Overview
- Activity Plan 1: Introduction, Curriculum Overview, Role Play
- Activity Plan 2: The Mechanics of Eating
- Activity Plan 3: The Mechanics of Eating, Part II
- Activity Plan 4: Providing Adaptive Equipment
- Activity Plan 5: Field Trip to the Library
- Activity Plan 6: Setting the Mood – Dining Ambience
- Activity Plan 7: Making Healthy Food Choices – We Are What We Eat!
- Activity Plan 8: Making a Pyramid – and Placing Your New Snacks in its Food Group
- Activity Plan 9: Making Quick and Healthy Means to Go – Lunch Prep
- Activity Plan 10: Let’s Go Shopping!
- Activity Plan 11: Express Yourself
- Activity Plan 12: Share A Meal
- Activity Plan 13: Understanding Place Settings
- Activity Plan 14: Final Event
- Come to the Table Songs by Brian Muni
- Books for Kids
Let’s See What’s Cookin’ at the Library!
Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Duration: 1 class of 1 hour and 45 minutes
Materials: Cooking utensils, serving dishes, etc. depending on menu planned and what the library has on hand.
Objectives and Outcomes: Children visit their local library and provide a lunch for the staff. They decide on what lunch menu they would like to prepare, purchase the supplies at the local supermarket, and prepare the meal for the library staff on their first visit, and are introduced to the library’s resources.
- A brief conversation, followed by each child writing one item on his/her shopping list for to be responsible for locating and purchasing within in the local market (20 – 30 min.). During this visit, discussions can include: market organization and production (where does this food come from), price comparison, and other independent shopping skills. Money management skills are also reinforced.
- Departure from grocery store and walking to library (10 min.).
- Table setting and food prep at library (20 min).
- Shared lunch and introduction by librarians to library resources (20 min.).
- Return trip to school (10 min).
Child’s participation in process of deciding on lunch menu, writing shopping list, self-dressing, walking safely and cooperatively, appropriate behavior in market, assisting with meal preparation at library, etc.
Songs: Play and sing along with the students
Come to the Table, Talkin’ With Your Mouth Full