• November 9th, 2020

    Dear Parents,

    As most of you now know, through Newman and Chino Valley Unified School District announcements, small cohorts for special education will be starting their Blended Learning Model set out by the school board. As information comes in, I will update you through announcements on our Class Page on the Newman website (https://www.chino.k12.ca.us/Page/27117) or through our Google Sites page (Refer to email sent by Ms. Jasmine to access the link to our Google Sites Page). Also, keep up to date through your AERIES portals as messages also get sent there. You may also refer to this link for information about reopening of schools (https://www.chino.k12.ca.us/Page/26942).

    I will continue posting our class schedule, weekly lessons, photos, and annoucements on our Google Sites Page (Refer to email sent by Ms. Jasmine to access the link to our Google Sites Page).

    Below are some of the developmental areas that we target every day in the classroom along with specific skills we target within each. I encourage you to try and practice these every day as this is what we do in the classroom!


    1. Scribbling
    2. Coloring
    3. Imitating Horizontal, Vertical, and Circular Strokes
    4. Tracing Horizontal, Vertical, and Circular Strokes
    5. Tracing Letters, Numbers, Shapes
    6. Tracing Name


    1. Exploring print (books, magazines, etc.)
    2. Receptive Language: Following directions (1, 2, 3, 4 step directions ex: "Put your toys in the box and Put it on the shelf")
    3. Expressive Language: Expressing wants and needs using different sentence structures (ex: "I want, I need, I see, I have)
    4. Talking throughout the day
    5. Narrate what they are doing so they can build those language skills
    6. Sorting and Matching by color, size, type (can use the Match Bugs sheet)


    1. Identifying numbers up to 10, for some up to 20. They can work on receptive ("Touch Number 1") then go to expressive ("What number is this?" They say 1!)
    2. Rote Counting (Practice counting up to 10, some may go up to 20 and even past that. Make it into a song!)
    3. 1 to 1 Correspondence (skill involves counting each object in a set once, and only once with one touch per object. Ex: provide them with a written number 2 and they will count out that many objects such as bears if that is what you have available. It will take practice and I am available to help)
    4. Identifying shapes (circle, triangle, diamond, square, rectangle, octagon, trapezoid, oval, star, heart)
    5. Matching numbers to the amount of objects
    6. Matching shapes

    Fine Motor

    1. Building with blocks
    2. Using tweezer to pick up objects
    3. Putting objects in and taking objects out
    4. Lacing beads, shoelaces
    5. Zipping jackets, pants, or taking velcro on/off
    6. Using hands to knead, squeeze, pinch play doh

    Gross Motor

    1. Throwing/Catching ball
    2. Kicking
    3. Hopping/Jumping
    4. Climbing up and down stairs
    5. Running
    6. Stretching/Dancing

    Social Emotional/Play

    1. Focusing on task up to 5 minutes
    2. Turn Taking
    3. Following Directions
    4. Tolerating redirection
    5. Dramatic play!!
    6. Identifying emotions (sad, happy, mad, sick)

    Sensory - This area allows students to explore different senses. Introducing sensory activities allows them to target all senses (Touch, Smell, Hearing, Sight, even Taste).

    1. Exploring sand (regular play and kinetic)
    2. Spaghetti (cooked and uncooked!)
    3. Rice (scooping, transfer)
    4. Beans
    5. Shaving Cream (favorite! smell and touch are targeted all at once!)
    6. Water Play!

    Art/Crafts - I can recommend different links and videos for crafts that you can try to recreate at home!

    1. Spring
    2. Bugs
    3. Weather (will be Raining)
    4. Gardening
    5. Animals (Jungle - which would have been our Open House theme!)
    6. Flowers