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Week 1: The Farm

This week we are going to travel to a farm, and this is where we are going to learn all sorts of things. Check your learning packet for the language board, vocabulary and other tools you may need.

The Words for the Week

farm | farmer | tractor | animal | fruit | vegetable | grow | feed | clean | pick | pet | care for

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)

Symbol Set: PCS

(Snap & Core | TobiiDynavox)

Monday

Monday Morning Check-in:

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

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:

Farm or Not? This video focuses on fruits and vegetables and sorting items into "farm" or "not farm" categories. After you watch the video, take a look in your kitchen and see what might be from a FARM or NOT. 

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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 farm 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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Tuesday

Tuesday Morning Check-in:

Watch the morning's check-in to get your learning started for the day. Wonder what Tuesday will bring?

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:

Play charades with Hillary! Try to make guess as to which vocabulary word she is acting out. Find the vocabulary words within your AAC System or use this weeks language board or vocabulary icons to show your answer. Play your own game, too!

Symbol Set: LAMP

Symbol Set: Unity

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Special of the Day: Occupational Therapy

Jennifer Shores, OT, and her daughter, Sophia, lead a planting activity. It is fun. You get to plant seeds in your own pot. Make sure to check it out and share a picture of what you make.  

Symbol Set: LAMP

Symbol Set: Unity

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Wednesday

Wednesday Morning Check-in:

There might be an even funnier joke today, so make sure to watch today's morning 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:

Join Hillary reading Click, Clack, Moo. This is a fun book and is definitely worth the watch!

Symbol Set: LAMP and Unity

Symbol Set: Symbolstix

Special of the Day: Music

It's music with Rusty today. Rusty has recorded a bunch of songs for your to listen to. Play them over and over again because they are just that good!   

The Hello Song

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Old MacDonald

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Come on Down

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Listen to the Music

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The Goodbye Song

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Thursday

Thursday Morning Check-in:

It's our last morning check-in of the week. Make sure to watch it to wrap up the week. 

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:

Let’s talk about a Funny Farm. Present different photos, videos of funny farm animals and model sentence structure and comments. Hillary shows us her version of doing this.

Symbol Set: LAMP

Symbol Set: Unity

Symbol Set: Symbolstix - Proloquo2Go

Symbol Set: Symbolstix - TouchChat

Special of the Day: Zumba-Inspired Movement

What a way to get moving! Follow along with Tammie to this fun Zumba-inspired movement routine.

Symbol Set: LAMP

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Other Resources

There are lots of other ways you can explore the farm theme. We have a few more activities for you, as well as a list of other books, videos and activities you could explore to learn more about the farm. Remember to use AAC as you explore (and that can mean using just a white board and writing target words and phrases as you do an activity).   

Cooking - Ants on a Log

Follow along with this recipe to make your own yummy snack.

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Extension Activities

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

Scavenger Hunt:

Hillary makes using AAC fun while doing a scavenger hunt. Watch the video to get some ideas.

Storyboarding:

Hillary works with storyboardthat.com to do more with AAC. Hillary shows you how to use the website to do more with the vocabulary we have learned to talk about the setting, characters feelings and more. 

Science

Want to do some at-home experiments? Here is this weeks science experiment for you to follow along and do at home.

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Extra Fun - Making Your Own Musical Instrument

Make your own maraca with Hillary, Leo and Levi so that you can continue to make your own music with or without Rusty's music videos.

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Books

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

Charlotte’s Web

by E.B. Webb

Old MacDonald Had a Tractor by Nicola Baxter

Little Blue Truck

by Alice Shertle

The Grumpy Morning by Pamela Duncan Edwards & Darcia Labrossa

Virtual Field Trips

Here are some ways or learning more about the theme through some video/live-stream virtual field trips.

Animal Farm

Kidvision

Ohio Pig Farm

Where Does Milk Come From?

I want to be a Farmer

Movies and Videos

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

Old MacDonald

Nursery Rhymes

Fun with Tractors

Babe

Chicken Little

Charlotte's Web

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