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Left, Right, Up, Down
Right, Up, Down:
on spacial and direction skills with familiar surroundings - their own
Teacher Preparation: Have parents draw a quick floor plan of their
house. It doesn't need to be to scale, as long as it shows the approximate
relationship of the rooms and how they connect.
- Have students describe
their home, starting with walking in the front door.
- If they don't know
left and right yet, they can motion one way or the other to indicate
how to move throughout the house.
- Putting floor plans
on the overhead projector and pointing the way through the house will
help other students see where they are in the "tour".
- Repeat the exercise
every month or two, gradually introducing left and right into their
- Other variations
would include descriptions of specific rooms, such as where in their
own rooms they have closets, lights, windows, drawers for clothes and
boxes for toys.