Here are links to stories by BLENNZ teachers about their work alongside learners between 5-10 years.
The stories usually focus on one aspect of learning. The stories are grouped under the headings of the NZ Curriculum.
- Using a switch to support communication.
- Teaching a student who is blind to make a hot drink.
- Improving core strength to aid daily physical daily activities.
Participating and Contributing
- Using an iPad and magnetic letters to create and share stories.
- A 6 year old develops early participation skills through sharing stories.
Relating to Others
Using Language Symbols and Text
- Using magnification devices and environmental adaptations to access the curriculum in a primary classroom.
- Transferring touch typing skills to the classroom.
- Learning to read and write using Braille.
- CCTV to support visual literacy.
- Learning to read: communicating and receiving ideas and information.
- Finger-strength and pincer grip activities: A 5 year old gets ready for writing using braille.
- Selecting technology to support literacy and independence in the primary classroom.
- Building on a child’s preferences: engaging visual attention.
- Sharing stories: strategies to support engagement.
- Supporting literacy in a new entrant classroom.
- Increasing access to information on the whiteboard in the primary classroom.
- Primary school student uses Cranmer Abacus to develop skills in subtraction.
- Teaching Tactile Interpretation of 2-Dimensional Shapes, Pictures and Maps.
- A student with cerebral vision impairment is learning to communicate his choice using pictures.