Students in Ms.Regan and Ms.Bryar's middle school classroom went golfing at the Midwest Golf House with Freedom Golf at the beginning of May. The students were able to practice putting through various activities set up by the staff from Freedom Golf. After a long day at the course our class went to McDonald's where students practiced ordering and purchasing their meals independently while socializing with their peers!
A126 and A128 traveled downtown to take a boat tour of the Chicago River and onto Lake Michigan. We enjoyed hearing the history behind Chicago architecture and grabbed a bite from Connie's Pizza afterwards!
Did you know that J Crew has a program through which you can bring old denim to their stores and they will have it recycled in to insulation for homes? Learn more about this program here: http://bluejeansgogreen.org/recycle-denim/
The CMS Best Buddies got a chance to participate in this program by conducting a Denim Drive in January and turning-in our collected jeans the Friday before Earth Day. Once we got our jeans deposited, we went to Navy Pier for lunch! It was a great day in the city!
A126 students have been working since January to show they can replace "blurting" out in class with raising their hands and taking turns in conversations during instruction. After reaching their level of "blurt beans", they've earned their Game Day. Students played a variety of partner based games: racing, Wii Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Sorry, Nintendo Switch and Jenga. We continued to work on our social language skills during these rotations and worked on taking turns and asking for help appropriately!
A126 working HARD in our small groups today. Check out our students showing their different styles of learning and how they choose to master skills during math time. Each student is working on a different skill and is super focused! Kudos, kids! We are proud of you.
Laney (left), Trevor (middle) and Emily (right) prepare to graduate soon from APMS. They were excited to receive their official Class of 2018 gear recently and then take their graduation pictures in March. The APMS team is so proud of these students and is excited to see them soar at the high school level!
CD Classic Middle School took a trip to Marcus Theater to enjoy a new movie! Students were able to use their social and monetary skills they work on year long! Students were able to practice ordering from a concession counter, fill their drinks, find their seat on their movie ticket and sit through a movie while being aware of other movie-goers! What a blast!
Students and staff from Jack Hille E1 learned a new skill at the ice rink! We practiced skating with an "ice walker", skating with a partner and some students even tried it on their own! Way to try something new E1!