- We were busy in C11, making ice cream! Our culinary sciences project showed us how salt lowers the freezing point of water, which allows it to get colder than ice. The super-cold water plus ice caused our ice cream base to freeze quickly so that we could enjoy the results of our experiment immediately! Of course, Mrs. Dunneback sang the "Shake Your Ice Cream" song as we watched the chemical changes taking place before our eyes!
CD Classroom A023 spent a beautiful day in the city of Chicago! We enjoyed a boat ride down the Chicago River learning all about the beautiful architecture and then ventured out onto Lake Michigan. In the afternoon, we took in the sites of Millennium Park, while we enjoyed our lunch with a spectacular view of the Bean!
Classroom A023 enjoyed an awesome sensory and motor experience at the new Sky Zone in Orland Park! The students worked on interacting with peers, appropriate social behaviors in a new environment and following directions in a thrilling game of Dodge Ball. We had a wonderful time. We encourage parents to look into programs at this location for after school activities to address social interaction and sensory regulation.
Classroom 023 enjoyed the day at the Adler Planetarium to further explore their classroom Earth and Space Science Unit; "Our Place in Space". The students really enjoyed this interactive learning experience!
The Challengers Coed Baseball Program is taking registration now.
"The Tinley Park Bobcat Challengers is a division for young athletes and their families who do not allow developmental disabilities prevent them from participating in the national pastime."
Everything is entirely FREE and sponsored by the Tinley Park Bobcats. Players get a full uniform and play games once a week on the special Challengers Field, built just for players with special needs. There are teams for all ages, players range from 5-25 years old, and are from many neighboring communities.
Students in Ms.Regan and Ms.Bryar's middle school classroom participated in a science experiment that showed we are all the same on the inside! Students compared the inside and outside of two different eggs and found that just like us, it does not matter what color one's skin is. It's what's on the inside that counts! We could not be more proud of our students and the respect that they show one another on a daily basis! We also had a lot of fun cracking the eggs to show they were all the same!
Students in Mrs. MacLeod's and Ms. Deopere's middle school classroom celebrated the Holiday's by spending time in the community practicing our social skills and expected behaviors. We started our day with the residents of Brookdale Senior Living Facility, enjoying arts and crafts and holiday bingo. Next, we were off to enjoy time with our peers with a grab-bag and lunch. This trip was a great opportunity to think about others and practice our gift giving and receiving skills right before our winter break!
Last night one of Arbor Park A117's students, Rena was on NBC news! Her dance class was showcased for their hard work. Rena's dance teacher encourages her class to exceed all expectations! Go Rena, we are so proud of you!
Click the link below to see the news clip.
Instructor Uses Dance to Help Students with Special Needs
On Tuesday November 8th, Central room B11 visited the Adler Planetarium. The students explored each planet in the solar system and compared the size, temperature and number of moons to Earth. The students also interacted with the controls of a simulated mission control center and practiced running on the Moon!