D is for Down Syndrome,
This is a genetic condition caused by
the presence of an extra 21st chromo-
some and is the most common chromo-
In our program we have six students
who have Down Syndrome.
More boys are born with Down Syndrome
than girls but we have more girls with this
than boys in our classrooms.
Some of the characteristics of Down
Upward slanted eyes
Large protruding tongue
Sight and hearing issues
Single skin crease in the
palm of the hand
Issues with their weight
As with our others kids we work with them
goals by providing Speech, Occupational
and Physical Therapies, interaction with
their peers and academic work times.
E is for Educational Experiments
Fun for kids of ALL ages.
Our first one here is GAK
8 oz. bottle of glue
Empty the glue into a bowl, mix with one
bottle of warm water.
Add two drops of food coloring
1/2 cup more of warm water mixed with 1
tsp of Borax--mix well.
Slowly add a little of the Borax mixture to
the glue mixture, keep adding the Borax to
the glue until you get a "slime" consistency.
When finished with the GAK, put in a baggie
and store for another day.
***BEST DONE OUTSIDE!!!
See what happens when you take a 2 ltr
bottle of Diet Coke and add Mentos to
Open the pop bottle, roll seven candies
into a paper tube the size of the bottle
opening,place finger over one end of the
tube and position over the bottle, remove
finger--this should allow the candies to
fall into the bottle. As the last one falls in
YOU NEED TO RUN but look back
as you are moving to see what happens.
One more thing that is EXTRAORDINARY
(at least to me)
This is my 1000th post!!!!!
That is a lot of chatting and talking for sure.
I will do another post on this exciting event
after this Challenge is finished.
Thanks for hanging in there with me for this
~Keep on Dreaming~