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Week 2: The Zoo

The theme this week is the zoo. Check your learning packet for the language board, vocabulary and other tools you may need.

The Words for the Week

zoo | zoo keeper | look | wild animal 

Symbol Set: LAMP  and Unity (LAMP Words for Life | Accent | Vantage)

Symbol Set: Symbolstix (Proloquo2Go | TouchChat)

The Vocabulary Explained

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The Language Boards

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(LAMP Words for Life)

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(Accent | Vantage)

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(Proloquo2Go)

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(TouchChat)

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(Snap & Core | TobiiDynavox)

Monday

Monday Morning Check-in:

Watch the morning's check-in to get your learning started for the day. Remember to listen for the joke of the day!

Learning Activity:

Join Hillary in listening to different zoo animal sounds and try to guess which zoo animal might make that sound. We will target asking "who" questions, using “I don’t know,” and describing how the sound made us feel. 

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Special of the Day: Yoga-Inspired Movement

Enjoy some nice stretches and movement with Sarah Hougen, PT, while incorporating some of our zoo vocabulary. Find a place where you have space to spread out on the floor or outside. Follow along and get your family or friends to join along too.   

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Symbol Set: Unity

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Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Check-in:

See what today will bring with Tuesdays check-in.

ZOOM

Morning Zoom at 10:

Login to connect with your friends and Camp Commūnicāre Staff. It will be fun, so don't miss it. 

Check your schedule for your individual/small group Zooms too.

Learning Activity:

Ever done a high-tech version of I Spy? No? Well now's your chance to play this dynamic version of I Spy with Hillary.

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Special of the Day: Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Shores, OT, and her daughter, Sophia, guide us through a painting and crafting activity, helping us create beautiful art pieces. Remember to share what you make. 

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Symbol Set: Unity

Wednesday

Wednesday Morning Check-in:

What do you call an angry monkey? You will have to watch the morning check-in to find out!

Learning Activity:

'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day is the book being read today. Have a listen and watch for the modeling and commenting.

Symbol Set: LAMP and Unity

Symbol Set: Symbolstix

Special of the Day: Music

It's music with Rusty today. We have some new songs this week to go along with our theme. Enjoy them and play them again and again.  

The Hello Song

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Zookeeper Song

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Bird Song

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Amphibian Song

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5 Little Monkeys

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The Goodbye Song

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Thursday

Thursday Morning Check-in:

Can't believe we are wrapping up this week already! Enjoy the check-in today.

ZOOM

Morning Zoom at 10:

Login to connect with your friends and Camp Commūnicāre Staff. Just like on Tuesday, it will be fun. 

Check your schedule for your individual/small group Zooms too.

Learning Activity:

Hillary explores Switch Zoo animal games online and creates new animals that don't yet exist. You can be fun and creative with this website.

Symbol Set: LAMP

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Symbol Set: Symbolstix - Proloquo2Go

Symbol Set: Symbolstix - TouchChat

Special of the Day: Zumba-Inspired Movement

Time to get moving again!

Other Resources

Here are more activities as well as different ways to continue to explore the zoo theme. Remember to use AAC as you explore (white board, pictures, devices and more).   

Cooking - Pizza Bagels

Leo and Levi show you how to make your own pizza bagels.

Symbol Set: LAMP

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Extension Activities

Here are some other ideas of how you can incorporate AAC in some other fun ways!

Tic Tac Toe with Vocabulary:

Alee and Nerissa show how to turn tic tac toe into another way to bring language to life. 

DIY I Spy:

Alee and Nerissa create their own I Spy game and use lite-tech AAC to play. 

Science

Slime time! This weeks science experiment is pudding slime...enjoy!!

Symbol Set: LAMP and Unity

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Books

Here are some books you might like to read to follow along with the theme for the week.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Put Me in The Zoo by Robert Lopshire

Who Would Win? Lion or Tiger

by Jerry Pallotta

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann (wordless)

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead

Virtual Field Trips and Games

Here are some ways or learning more about the theme through some interactive resources.

Movies and Videos

Last but not least, we have some more videos and movies for you to watch to learn more about the farm. 

Zootopia

Madagascar

We Bought a Zoo

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