Sunday, October 21, 2012

Farm Animals Galore

Before getting to what all we did last week, I have some GREAT news!  We reached our goal, and our classroom will be getting an electronic tablet to use for communication and learning other skills!

Last week we had a great time learning about different farm animals!  We made construction paper horse faces, sang Old Macdonald, matched different animals, AND did a felt activity with The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.  We picked out each animal that lives on a farm.  We heard different animal sounds, and we also were able to see some real-life farm pictures one of our students brought to share.  This week we will be learning about camping--Looking forward to all of the spooky camping stories.  Please send any if you would like to share!

**Remember:  This week is homecoming week.  Dress up to show your school spirit!** 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Season!

Last week we learned about pumpkins.  We were able to paint the pumpkins, make pumpkin prints, dissect pumpkins, and count pumpkin seeds.  We also got to try pumpkin seeds-- yum!  Everyone loved this special snack.  To finish off the week, we got to read AND watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Friday was a very special day because we also celebrated Retts Awareness month.  We are so proud of our students with Retts Syndrome.  Enjoy the link below of our student with the Prattville Mayor!

This week we will be learning about farm animals, so look forward to lots of animal art!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Breaking News!

I recently began a charity project to benefit my classroom.  Please consider helping our classroom get an electronic tablet; this has the potential to help my students gain valuable communication skills.  Many of the students in our classroom use little to no spoken language.  This device can give them the ability to communicate their wants, needs, and emotions.

If you would would like to help, please visit our donation site at:

Thank you!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fruits and Vegetables

Last week we learned all about eating healthy with fruits and vegetables!  We were able to make carrot faces, paint with fruits and vegetables, plant our own fruits and vegetables, AND make vegetable soup.  This was a very enjoyable week.  Our peers from the therapeutic class at the high school began coming for visits.  They helped us with our daily arts and crafts and enjoyed socializing with our class.  In other news, it is Rett Syndrome awareness month.  If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt or bracelet to help support our friends with Rett Syndrome, please contact me!  I am also beginning the necessary steps to create a donation site for our classroom.  Stay tuned for more information on how YOU can help our classroom.