One great thing about going to our school is Best Buddies. Many of our students hang out after school a couple times a month with our peers, having fun.
We visited the library recently with Mrs. Crowley, our school librarian. We listened to a fun book and got free books too! Mrs. Crowley was also nice enough to let us pet her crested gecko, Paige, and showed us how to take care of Paige's habitat. (We made Mrs. Crowley a card for being so awesome!)
January was also our PBIS celebration at Orland Bowl! Bowling and pizza with all the kids in our program! We have a fantastic time and showed good sportsmanship!
We've been off to an exciting start in winter celebrations with our classmates and our Central Middle School peers! December began with the Hot Chocolate Run. A little exercise on a nippy day, followed by a hot drink and peppermint sticks.
We also had a Bee Catcher Day! This time we were looking for who was be-ing responsible. Our class worked hard at following directions, filling our WOW Chart and earning special treats. (We also had fun bee-ing awesome together!)
Of course, no winter would be complete without a little holiday celebration. Music, shared snacks, and merriment! We carefully followed directions to make crafts and gifts. We gave and received!
Have a wonderful vacation, C11! And a Happy New Year!
It's been a great October for C11! We have had lots of special events! We were visited by two mini therapy horses recently. They came right into the library and waited while we read about therapy animals. They even let us pet them! We also went to a huge, adapted playground where everyone could play. After the playground, we went to McDonalds and everyone ordered their food.
We've also been incredibly busy in our encore classes. In Music, we've been learning to read music and play the ukulele. In Art, we've been painting famous people and hand-building pottery. In Cooking, we've been doing cookie science and assisting our gen ed peers in the kitchen.
In November, we change encores, so everyone gets to try something new! More fun things ahead, so stay tuned in!
C11 has been super excited for our PBIS Fall Celebration! We started by going to a pumpkin farm. We enjoyed a (super bumpy!) hay ride, saw a lot of farm animals (some of us fed the goats!), then we had a lot of fun on the hay bales and in the corn pit!
We've been using the pumpkins for all kinds of activities that required following directions individually or as a group. We made pictures of pumpkins, promising to be respectful, responsible, and safe! We made pumpkin playdoh! We designed our perfect jack-o-lantern and then worked together to make one! We also wrote about our pumpkin during science, both while it was still beautiful, and then when it was ready to be throw out.
C11 is ready to keep working hard and having fun!
Congratulations to Jacob, Billy, Mollie, Mia, Anthony, Jermaine, Vinnie, KJ and Malease for being the first WINNER of Participation Connect 4.
This competition was ruthless and neck to neck all the way to the win! To earn their connect piece each day students were challenging to participate 1 time in class for the first week, 2 times in class the second week and 3 times in class for the final week! What an accomplishment!If you see these students please say congratulations and wish them good luck on the next Participation Connect 4 game starting 5th period!