Monday, March 24, 2014

Prom and Pizza (..and other adventures)!

I apologize for my late post-- I know  EVERYONE has been waiting for it!  I want to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who has supported our classroom thus far in our many ventures.  We have had the opportunity to supply so many people with our hand-made candles, serve pizza to so many patrons, and watch as our GoFundMe account received unimaginable support.  This community (and beyond!) have certainly wrapped their arms around our classroom to provide us with the chance to really integrate community-based instruction and experiences into our curriculum. 


I hope you all enjoy a look at our pizza fundraiser, prom shopping, and classroom happenings.  A BIG thank you to Fox's Pizza Den in Prattville for allowing us to come learn about the restaurant business and make some money for our prom and community-based experiences.

 Our fundraiser started off with the key to a good working experience: training.  Mr. Patrick at Fox's Pizza Den did a great job instructing the students in being a good employee at a restaurant.  Then, the students divided into groups.  We had several jobs available: a greeter (Sydney), one publicity person (Nicholas), one "Fox" (D'Shawn), five wait staff (Hope, Alissa, Jana, Trip, and Byron), and three bussers (Leah, Joey, and Sheron).  Our greeter opened the door with a smile and a "WELCOME TO FOX'S!"  Our publicity person and fox went outside to inform patrons about our event and hand out flyers.  Our wait staff ran food and checked on customers.  Our bussers refilled drinks and cleaned off tables. Half way through, they were able to switch and try out another job.   I was so impressed with everyone's positive attitude throughout the day!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support our students as they learned this trade.  I think they would all make a great asset to any restaurant business!!

In addition to our Fox's Pizza Fundraiser, we also did a little prom shopping.  We were invited on a VIP shopping trip by Prattville Goodwill.  We had such a good time trying on prom attire and shopping for just the right accessories.  This trip was used as a community-based experience to teach about the importance of trying on clothes and ensuring that you have purchased everything you need.  Thank you so much to the sweet ladies at Goodwill for starting our day off right!

 In other news this week, we were also invited to an ice cream social with the therapeutic class that works with us each week.

Thanks for the treat!  It is always nice to get with our peers and socialize for a little bit.

As always on Friday, our students counted their money and were able to visit our classroom store.  Thanks, Sydney for doing a great job as banker this week!

Although I try to use this blog to focus on the transition activities we do in the classroom, sometimes we do fun stuff during academic activities as well-- Trip decided to act a little goofy while we were skip counting this week! 
 We also discussed the importance of being on time and learned how to call in late if you must.  We discussed scheduling and how long it takes to do certain daily activities (brushing teeth, getting dressed, etc.).  

We read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and discussed what a fable is and why the morals of fables are important.  We also continued our units on skip counting and division in our small group math.

We definitely earned our spring break this week.  Thank you again for all of the support!  Be on the look out for next week's lesson in the LESSONS section.  

Mrs. McKee



  1. Hey Mrs. McKee! Are y'all still raising money? And if so, where, so we can come support them? :-)

  2. I may have some prom dresses in very good condition that the girls can have- do you know sizes?!?