This is a project my class does every year around the fifth of November. We draw a large turkey shape (about the shape of a bread board) and use our switch activated battery scissors to cut out lots of feathers. Then we write out what we are grateful for on the feathers and post them all through the next couple of weeks. The turkeys plumage gets larger and larger as we find more things to be grateful for. Students use many different means of communication to tell us what to write on their feathers - Dynavoxs and other high tech AAC, picture symbols, speech, sign language, word approximations and yes/no questions and answers.
This is another project we do every year. We trace out hands and then glue feathers to the fingers and a beak and waddle on the thumb. We also glue on feet and draw an eye. We use our switch scissors for the cutting and our devices to choose the colors or feathers. You may also be able to see the remnants of our Les Mis unit because one students named his turkey, "Cosette"!
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