Science & Nature

Clay Dough Mat Camp

This multi-day online 5-week class is for students aged 4-7, with 2 sessions each week. Students will make themed playmats while using clay,
18 total reviews for this teacher
New class

50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 22

May 22 - Jun 21 (5 weeks)
Su, Tu
5pm - 5:50pm

Thu Jun 9

Jun 9 - Aug 4 (5 weeks)
Th, Sa
7pm - 7:50pm

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Class Experience

The students will
-review Counting skills and letter identification skills
-review K-1 basic science skills  by going over weather skills
-review K-1 shape identify in the 
As a dedicated education teacher with over 30 plus years of experience in (online and public school) teaching children (birth-sixth grade) with special needs, regular education, students who second language learners, preschoolers, and my children, I know that writing is an important skill.  I have an Ed.S from Walden University Online December 2015, M.ed.  in Curriculum & Instruction University of Phoenix June 2005, BA in Special Education with concentrations in affective, emotional, and cognitive disorders from  Old Dominion University June 2002, BS in Elementary Education from  Bemidji State University July 1985 with associates degrees in Early Childhood Associate Degree and Sociology. In addition, I have 6 years of online experience in working with children and adults whose second language is English or are learning English, as well as, working with students in the public schools whose second language is English or have language delays (written and spoken).  I have certifications in TEFL and TESOL, in addition, to receiving certifications from professional development provided by public school districts in Texas and Colorado. .  I have taught, developed individual education plans and individual literary plans, and worked with students who have limited fine motor skills, gross motor delays, or sensory or neurological delays, for over 30 years. I have worked with occupational therapists (and other specialists) to develop students' individual education plans, to help them learn to write, specifically to help them develop their eye-hand movements, fine motor, academic skills (reading and writing), gross motor, and life skills.  I was the lead teacher in center-based programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities. I was a resource teacher and inclusion specialist for students with mild to moderate disabilities in public schools. This course will be based on techniques and skills that I found useful in helping students learn to write. The training I have received, certified workshops, and courses, to give me continuing education points to maintain my licenses in regular education and specialized education, were in sensory, fine motor, gross motor, curriculum development, academic, and writing skills.   I have received training in a variety of established handwriting programs, i.e. Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting, D'Nealian, Draw, Write Now as well as reading curriculums with associated writing programs. In addition, I have reviewed various curriculum programs (Reading, Writing, Math) and adapted them so that my students (who had fine motor and/or gross motor delays) can receive full advantage of these programs.
I am certified to teach students who have (mild, moderate, and severe) Affective, Cognitive and Emotional disorders. I have taught and adapted programs for students who have physical (fine and gross motor skills) in addition to effective, emotional, and cognitive disorders. In addition, I have trained teachers to work with students in their classrooms who have a variety of disabilities that affect their writing, reading, and math development. During my career, I  have maintained and advanced by taking courses and attending workshops in a variety of areas to help students with mild, moderate, and severe (Affective, Cognitive, and Emotional disorders), as well as, Physical disabilities.  I have also used aids, play-dough, small balls, and specialized materials that I have developed, with the help of occupational therapists, to help students to learn to write and develop their fine and gross motor skills.   
NO homework!
They will need 4 different colors of play dough or clay
The crafts will require scissors, crayons, glue, construction paper, and copy paper sometimes yarn. 
The students do not need to have a subscription to any of the videos, I will be screen sharing from my subscription to Jack Hartman, OT Closet, National Geographic Kids, and Kiddos.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessment based on completed project
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Parental guidance is suggested during the making of the play dough mats which they will use  yellow, orange, green, candies, string or ribbon, black and orange marker, green construction paper or cardstock paper, heart cookie cutter, spoon, red candies, spaghetti noodles, yellow, orange, green, candies, string or ribbon, glitter, brown candies Previously constructed dough, white glue, brown and cream dough, scissors, white cardstock, a yellow and black marker, blue cardstock or construction paper and cardboard, and a googly eye
The students do not need to have a subscription to any of the videos, I will be screen sharing from my subscription to Jack Hartman, OT Closet, National Geographic Kids, and Kiddos.


Michelle Dragalin, E.dS
Lives in the United States
Outschool Literacy Teacher and Ongoing Learner
18 total reviews
23 completed classes

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