“I WANT TO HELP SOCIETY WITH THEIR ANIMALS. I WANT TO BE A VETERINARIAN. I WOULD LIKE TO SAVE ANIMALS’ LIVES. ANIMALS ARE COOL, AND IT WOULD BE GREAT FOR SOCIETY.”-Bo
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SKILLS GROUPS
This class is made up of small groups or pairs which give students the opportunity to focus on practicing skills that lead each of them to more independence. We began the year by having each student complete a survey so they could share their interest level in the varying categories: Personal Hygiene, Dressing/Personal Style, Food Prepping/Cooking, House/Homecare, Laundry, Independent Transportation, Money/Bank Account Management.
Many students have recently expressed interest in working on cooking/baking and prepping meals in order to allow them practice in the motor/skill aspects as well as gaining foundation knowledge and understanding as to how to follow recipes, organize the timing, and be safe. Most recently many students made kale chips and smoothies, adding new ingredients spinach and other vegetables.
Other students have explored hands on science experiments and learning about surface tension in water/water molecules. Our builders have finished the model of the Eiffel Tower and are now working on the Arc de Triomphe from the Lego Architect series. They have learned about the design and historical context. Finally, chess playing and other games are providing ways to connect build relationships and engage brain and body!