September 2014

"Spiders, Spiders Everywhere"

Attributions: 
Art Lesson Taught by Terri Hales
Terri Hales helping students make their very fashionable spider hats!
Aiden loved sporting his spider hat around the school! (Tasha's Class)
Cody and Wyatt both loved having crawly spiders as hats! (Kathleen's Class)
Terri made a hat for Ashley that fit just right! (Kathleen's Class)
Group of technicians and students doing the art project.
Josh (Technician in Julie's Class) loved the hats so much, he needed one all his own!
Spiders, spiders everywhere, one even landed in our secretary's hair!! (Teresa Gordon)
Haley and Heather (Technicians both in Julie's Class) both helping make spider hats for the students.

This week our students read books about bugs, more specifically spiders, during one of our planning times.  Each student made a hat of a spider and had a fun time showing them off.  Creepy, crawly legs and all! 

Our Special Specialists

Attributions: 
Chris - Occupational Therapist
Jason - Speech Therapist
Jeannie - Vision Specialist
Rachel - Orientation/Mobility Specialist
Mark - Physical Therapist
Stacy - One Of Our School Nurses
Stephanie - Vision Specialist Tech

There are many specialists that work closely with our teachers and staff to help our students develop and improve certain skills and capabilities.  We are so grateful for all their work!!

Planning Time

Daily scheduled group lessons allow the teacher to have “planning time”.  One teacher will prepare a lesson or activity, and teach it to all the students from all the classes.  This allows the students to interact with each other outside of their typical day to day routine. It is also a time that the students can get out of the classroom and enjoy some sunshine at the park! Planning time gives the other teachers time to focus on preparing and organizing lessons for the upcoming days and weeks that best fit the needs of the students.