Students & Families
Faculty & Staff
Phase 1 - Objectives & Guidance of Sequence:
Assemble a head
Assemble entire Mat Man
Draw head/ face
Draw entire body
Stage 1: Assemble face and labeling - head (2 big curves) eyes, nose, mouth (little curve), ears (2 little curves).
Stage 2: Review- Assembling of face and labeling -eyes, nose, mouth, ears, big/ little curve. Then add next steps - body (rectangle), arms (big lines), hands, legs (big lines) and feet (little lines).
*Emphasize working top to bottom to practice sequencing-prerequisite for letter formations.
Stage 3: Once students demonstrate proficiency with assembling Mat Man with the manipulatives, now you can try drawing out all the steps. You can use the pieces during a review, warm up, sing it out, and/or hand the manipulatives in sight to aid with cueing.