PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Slide Into Summer Interactive Bulletin Board

Category: Adapted

Suggested Grade Level: 3-5

Materials: Dice Cut Letters, Velcro, Boardmaker (picture symbols), Clipart Baseball Players, Green and Brown Paper, and 1 Sandwich Bag


Our school is for students with autism spectrum disorders, complex learning disabilities, and other developmental disabilities. School is a 12 month program and this summer's theme is "Take Me Out To The Ball Game." The bulletin board is interactive using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). PECS is a form of augmentative and alternative communication, typically used as an aid in communication for children with autism and other special needs. Students are able to move the baseball players along the velcro base path as well as exchange any of the players with additional ones stored in the sandwich bag attached to the board. The picture symbols along the bottom of the bulletin board were created using the Boardmaker program. The symbols are used in the students daily PE schedule during their adapted baseball unit. Students can move the symbols to label the appropriate corresponding area on the bulletin board. Some of the pictures include the symbols for baseball, baseball glove, run, throw, catch and baseball bat.

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Submitted by Ryan Patrie who teaches at Wildwood School in Schenectady, NY. Additional authors for this idea were Kate Prendergast. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 7/30/2013 12:31:19 PM. Viewed 6291 times since 6/11/2013.

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