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Final project

  1. 1. Story Telling at UCP of Kissimme,Florida<br />Presented by: Emily Danks<br />Group members: Melissa Gatlin and Joann Wettingfeld<br />edanks@knights.ucf.edu<br />April 23, 2010<br />EEX 4070 <br />
  2. 2. Prior Expectations<br />Wanting the children to enjoy the presentations and story lines.<br />Nervousness: coming in contact with unfamiliar disabilities<br />
  3. 3. UCP of Kissimmee, Florida<br /> Inside UCP<br />Inside one of the classrooms where we helped the children complete their activities.<br />The gym, where we presented the three stories<br />
  4. 4. Preparing for the Three Little Pigs Our first presentation <br />(me-painting the background) (Melissa and I) <br />The two and three year old classes Presenting the story to their<br />(our first time presenting) peers (playing with props)<br />
  5. 5. Additional pictures<br />
  6. 6. A little about me<br />Interests: I enjoy history and reading inspirational books<br />Hobbies: I love spending time with my son and exercising<br />Experience: I have been an Osceola County school system volunteer since 2002 <br />(my son and I)<br />
  7. 7. Engagement Activities<br /><ul><li>Activities: presented three stories at UCP with Melissa Gatlin and Joann Wettingfeld during the month of March
  8. 8. Used costumes, props, and puppets to bring stories to life.
  9. 9. Provided two activities for each child (one coloring page and one wolf stick puppet)</li></ul>(me, creating the backdrop for the (During the Three Little Pigs I was the <br />Three Little Pigs and the Wolf’s Version) wolf and wore the sock puppet)<br />
  10. 10. How it all began<br />In the beginning it was going to be just Melissa and I, but then we started talking to Joann and she had a similar idea for the learning project<br />Each of us wanted to present in front of the children. We wanted to bring to life stories that they may be familiar with<br />Joann informed Melissa and I about UCP. Both Joann and I went to UCP and spoke with the coordinator. She loved our idea. We submitted our applications and everything fell into place<br />
  11. 11. Jobs and Contributions<br />Emily: created backdrop, found both activities, simplified story, narrated story, printed out copies for both activities, cut out pictures for second activity, created mask for Little Red Riding Hood, and bought materials for project.<br />Joann: narrated story, printed out copies for both activities, brought in additional props for second story, made sock puppet and 3 pigs stick puppets, cut out pictures for second story, and made red robe. <br />Melissa: Created backdrop, printed out copies for both activities, simplified two stories, cut out pictures for second story, narrated story, and purchased materials for project.<br />
  12. 12. Participant Demographics<br />Age Range: the ages ranged from two to five<br />Ethnic backgrounds: Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic<br />Linguistic heritages: Spanish and English<br />Exceptionalities: Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and hearing impairments. <br />
  13. 13. Participants<br />Number of children served from ourservice hours: 70<br />One of the 3 and One of the 4 and 5 year <br />4 year old classes old classes <br />
  14. 14. Reflection of myExperience<br />How has this experience effected me? I am aware of more disabilities<br />What experiences had the most impact? I was amazed how the children could recall the story from the previous week and could even compare and contrast the different versions of the Three Little Pigs<br /> *I was disappointed in how the teachers treated the children <br />
  15. 15. Reflection of myExperience<br />What will you take away from the experience? A better understanding of how children with autism, down syndrome, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, and emotional and behavioral disorders interact with their peers and teachers. <br /> *how the teachers handle and manage the different disabilities <br />
  16. 16. Reflection of myexperience<br />How my learning, approaches to teaching, and insights into working with persons with special needs were impacted?<br /> *Everyone is different, nobody learns the same way<br /> *Do not treat an individual with special needs as a baby<br />
  17. 17. * Children with special needs are creative and enjoy participating in activities<br /> * They are capable of understanding and comprehending<br /> * They do not view themselves as having a disability<br /> * Implement appropriate accommodations for the specific child.<br /> * Be open-minded<br />

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