The 8th graders in the CD program at Arbor Park Middle School had the opportunity to join the Arbor Park 8th grade class to their trip to Springfield, IL for a hands on learning experience. We had an action packed day and saw the amazing historical sites Springfield offers in relation to Abraham Lincoln and the history of the State of Illinois. ( Lincoln's Tomb, Lincoln's Home, the Old and Current State Capitol Buildings, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum to name a few) We ended our trip with a delicious dinner in the auditorium at Illinois State University. What a great experience!!!
Central Room B11 has been teaming up with a Central Middle School homeroom class on Tuesday mornings. The students in the homeroom are 6th-8th graders and love hanging out with our class. The purpose of this collaboration is to support socialization and communication with our students and teach compassion and understanding toward all people. All activities are planned and organized by the students in the homeroom class. This is an exciting activity that our students look forward to each week!
On Tuesday October 4th, Central Room B11 visited The Children's Farm at The Center, Located in Palos Park. The students participated in a farm and barn tour while meeting the animals and also took a hayride through the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins. After picking out pumpkins, the students enjoyed the great weather by having a picnic at the Farm Pavillion!
Sky High Sport & Autism Speaks Partnership
To celebrate “Jump for Autism Speaks October,” we’re hosting a kick off party on Wednesday, October 12th from 3pm - 6pm. All special needs families are invited for free jumping fun in a welcoming and understanding atmosphere. We’ll turn off the music, dim the lights and dial down the distractions for the comfort of our guests. (Jumpers will still need to purchase a regularly priced pair of socks.)
Learn more by visiting our website here.
Every Tuesday, from 3pm - 6pm, Sky High welcomes children and young adults with special needs and their neuro-typical siblings, family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of bouncy fun. Each “jumper” is $5 with a parent or therapist free
This week students throughout the CD Program will be participating in activities relating to the 3B's of CD! Students at each site will review the 3B's including: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Safe!!! This year our PBIS theme is "Presidentially PBIS"!!! Please join us in promoting the 3B's by reviewing them at home with your child!!!!
The CD Classrooms at Arbor Park enjoyed a beautiful day on the Farm, at The Garden Patch Farm, a local farm located in Homer Glen, IL. This trip was such a great experience for our students. We were able to tour the farm with Farmer Buck who taught us all about the importance of homegrown foods, the process of creating compost and it's role on the farm, and the necessary role of Honeybees! We walked through the fields containing over 55 different vegetables, and a wide variety of fruits. We had the opportunity to see the greenhouse and sample the fresh strawberries! They were delicious! After our tour, we enjoyed the petting zoo, fed the chickens, solved the corn maze and conquered the tower of hay! It was a fun-filled Fall activity for everyone!
For more information, please visit www.pickthefarm.com