Summer Calendar of Activities

The ECC Lesson Chart is a sampling of ideas and resources to build additional fun opportunities for teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC). Many of the resources support several ECC areas and may be used in different ways throughout the curriculum. The ECC Lesson Chart is meant to inspire you to continue your search for additional resources to build an ECC teaching portfolio.

Sensory Efficiency Compensatory/
Access Skills
Social Interaction Orientation & Mobility Career Education Recreation and Leisure Independent Living Self-Determination Technology & Assistive Technology
Attract birds to your schoolyard or home.
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Increase opportunities for communication skills through drama.
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Discuss the importance of friends and family in their lives.
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Start an orientation & mobility Jeopardy game.
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Here is a career exploration opportunity--get to know community workers.
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Discuss steps to plan a day trip to a community museum, art gallery, or park.
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Get out the measuring cups and spoons, pick a recipe, and enjoy cooking together.
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Increase opportunities for making choices and decision making.
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Keyboarding is an essential part of literacy programming.
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Play I spy.
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Have your students watched any good books lately?
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Discuss the importance of "looking your best."
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Make a mobility story book.
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Develop a survival kit for college.
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Think of ways to record fun sports or indoor/outdoor recreation memories.
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Limit the number of sedentary activities.
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Discuss and practice good telephone manners.
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Children first learn to listen and speak, then use these and other skills to learn to read and write.
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Work on improving their skills with their low vision devices.
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Build vocabulary with meaningful stories and experiences.
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Discuss how to make and be a friend.
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Plan for a rainy day retreat.
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Promote both volunteer and paid work opportunities.
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Set the stage to entice and motivate students to want to travel.
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Kids need to learn responsibility, self-esteem and self-worth.
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Encourage reading about successful people who are visually impaired.
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Building competent writers is important.
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Play mystery voice game.
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Practice letter-writing skills.
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Good body posture is important to making a good impression.
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Go on an adventure.
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Support development of mentorship opportunities with adults who are blind or have low vision.
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Encourage outdoor activities.
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Dress for success.
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Provide opportunity for imaginative play that focuses on sharing.
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Work on setting goals.
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