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    I provide speech services to 3 classrooms with intensive needs kids. January and February we are studying animals. Ocean animals this week. I made a quilt game, "Toss the Starfish." After the students describe their starfish, they get to toss it on the quilt, earning points. Here is the quilt, the center, a starfish's favorite food, worth the most points. Needless to say, the kids love it!






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    WOW - what a cool idea. I swear those critters look like they are gonna crawl right off the quilt & onto my desk!!!! GREAT JOB! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I love your photo of the eclipse. Sadly, it was cloudy where I live. I was all prepared for a photo session, but alas, no photo ops here.

    M

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    And this is why the speech and language teacher is always one of the favorite teachers on any staff. Your quilt/game is great! Beautiful and fun too! What a winning combination!

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    Thanks, Ladies!

    I'm working on a Vehicle unit quilt right now. The Assistive Tech department got a grant and got me to help put the unit together. I didn't do any of the switch tech stuff, but I put together 2 binders of lessons, and now I'm designing a quilt for the kids to drive the cars on. I hope it turns out 1/2 as well as the ocean quilt.

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    I love it! Is this a pattern? Where can we get it?

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    Sorry, not a pattern. Pattern from the depths of my mind. I came up with the idea for the clam and found the background fabric, and the rest of it just fell into place.

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    What a super teaching tool. Can I play, too? A great quilt. You are very creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    Sorry, not a pattern. Pattern from the depths of my mind. I came up with the idea for the clam and found the background fabric, and the rest of it just fell into place.

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    You absolutely MUST publish that pattern. it is a total HOOT! :P :P :P those little critters are toooooo cute!

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    What a great game. Bet the kids don't mind coming to speech when they get to play a terrific game. You did a wonderful job on the quilt.

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    That is fabulous! The game idea, the points, the COLORS, the feeling of the starfish--everything a student needs to be motivated to do whatever you need he/she to do.

    I'm so impressed.

    You are terrific. :D

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    What a COOL idea!!! I bet the kids will have soooo much fun with that one!! Love the fish!! how creative!

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    That is an awesome idea! You are very creative! I bet the kids will love it.

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    Thanks, all! The kids had fun with it, but with intensive needs kids, well, they are pretty unpredictable. They were actually more into the little plastic token we gave them to keep their score than they were in the quilt! :D Never a dull moment in there!

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    That is awesome... I love it...

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    that looks great and sounds like a lot of fun. Where were you when I was in school?? Ok.. better yet can you be my kids teacher???

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    What a great idea and what a special person you are for coming up with it!

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    I just love Speech Therapists like you. I teach Speech and Language Delayed preschoolers and my kids would adore your "game". We have to be very tricky to keep coming up with ways to get those little kids to listen and follow directions and the "game" concept is always a winner! (especially when is as appealing as yours!!!!)

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    Love it--Didn't have teachers like you when I went to school!!Your children are very fortunate to have such an inspired teacher who cares to make their learning fun even if they liked the tokens best at that moment.

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    That is fabulous! What a wonderful idea!

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    This quilt is sooo visually stimulating for everyone, its delightful, love it!! and its so realistic, love the clam!!

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    That is one of the coolest teaching tools I've ever seen!! Yep, this proves it, quilters make the best teachers!!! (Amongst other "bests") Lucky kids you're helping my friend!! Wish there were more teachers like the wonderful ones I've met on this board!! What great shape our school systems would be in then!!! Ahhh to dream!! Thanks for sharing...the girls said that you deserve a big ole "A+" for that one!!

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    That is a really cool quilt! But want is more wonderful is a teacher who wants to help special children!! I have a special needs little girl,so I do thank you for being so caring and creative for your students!! :-)

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    I just wanted to bring this up again so those who haven't had a chance to see it yet can

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    VERY CLEVER! It looks so darned real too. You deserve lots of stars for that one.

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