Marie Russell

Mar./Apr. 2019

We’ve been fighting the winter blues by tracking many laps around the school by foot and bicycle. At lunch we dance and socialize with our friends from all over the school in the gym. We’ve been practicing pass the ball and pass over the net patterns while playing volleyball. To visualize our core words we have been going “in” tunnels, “under” arches, “on” cylinders, and “over” bridges. It has been a lot fun.

Dec. 2018

It is hard to believe we are entering the “Holiday Season” already! With the relationships we are building, we will take full advantage of the spirit of the season to continue to work on the skills your young adult needs to continue to progress to higher levels of individual success.

If I were to use the cooking class to illustrate this, as our emphasis is on nutrition and healthy eating, this could include honing their gross and fine motor control skills which would lead to safer experience in the cooking/food studies classes. The seasonal art activities may spark their creativity and increase willingness to explore and try new things. This may be transferred to the cooking/food studies class in terms of an increased desire to participate and try new foods or food prepared differently.

In the area of communication, the students are beginning to associate various Project Core symbols with their meanings, and are starting to occasionally communicate a specific want or need to the staff. Immediately honouring that communication, leads to smiles or gestures which indicate to us that are proud they could tell us!

With the Holiday Season comes the official start of winter. With this in mind, I would like to send a gentle reminder that we go outside every day after lunch, even if it is only for a short period of time. Please ensure your child has all of the clothing needed to be out in the cold, even if they typically don’t want to wear it. It’s easier to encourage wearing a hat or mitts for example, if they have their own here to put on.

The winter break is coming soon and staff in room 152 would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! See you in 2019!

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