We had a great day together on April 10th where we had the opportunity to play and learn at Frankfort Kidswork Children’s Museum and Commissioner Park. At Frankfort Kidswork Children’s Museum, part of the Trolley Barn, there were many stations and exhibits that we could explore. Our students loved to play with the sensory table and play in the Lights and Shadows room. When we finished learning at the Museum, we went to play at Commissioner Park. While we were there, we enjoyed a pizza picnic. Below are a few pictures from the exciting day!
K-9 spent a fun filled morning at the Sensory Depot.....What a hit! The room offers a quiet space with all sorts of sensory activities. While half the group enjoyed the sensory room, the other half participated in sensory crafts and gross motor activities. I think we can all agree Michael clearly enjoyed the trampoline!! The Sensory Depot is located in Alsip and is run by South West Special Recreation Association. It is open to the public, so definitely check it out!
Room B6 has really been working hard on improving our life skills and coping strategies through fun Friday activities. Our classroom does a daily reading group that focuses on current events from News 2 You and Monthly Unique reading units. The team created fun activities that collaborated with stories and events we are reading about. We have cooked "Car Sticks" after reading about Carvana's New car vending. This week we made Season Sensory Calm down bottles after reading about the changing seasons with Todd the Turtle.
Have you heard of the FLOORTIME MODEL?
The Greenspan Floortime Approach is a system developed by the late Dr. Stanley Greenspan. Floortime meets children where they are and builds upon their strengths and abilities through creating a warm relationship and interacting. It challenges them to go further and to develop who they are rather than what their diagnosis says.
In Floortime, you use this time with your child to excite her interests, draw her to connect to you, and challenge her to be creative, curious, and spontaneous—all of which move her forward intellectually and emotionally. (As children get older, Floortime essentially morphs into an exciting, back-and-forth time of exploring the child’s ideas.)
For any age child, you do three things:
Room 18 incorporates play throughout the day!
Kerkstra Room 22 rolled into Orland Bowl to enjoy a fantastic Community Outing with friends and teachers! Students enjoyed the day bowling and eating delicious pizza for lunch!