October After Party


IMG_7093Welcome to the after party! Each week after the weekly blog featuring activities in the elementary department is posted, our sensory cart is parked in the media center where it is available for check out by the rest of the school.

This post has photos of our middle and high school students taken during the month of October.

We had some great themes and the students had a blast!




IMG_5953OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe started the month with a unit on Native Americans. So many cool  including some Zuni “turquoise” beans to explore, play dough deer to count, and in another box a little teepee.



IMG_5955                                                                                      Lots of FUN!



IMG_5949In Ms. Christy’s class the students even completed worksheets about the different boxes—-working on their writing skills!






IMG_5970OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur Fall unit had a lot of colorful fun. The collegiate pom pom shakers were a HUGE hit!

IMG_5956                                                                  Apparently we have a lot of football fans out there!




IMG_5960IMG_5957They also had fun with the cuddly pompom yarn and mixed bean “soup”








IMG_5973OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABy far the favorite was our fabulous Fall umbrella—–so bright and colorful!!!!









OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe had 2 different kinds of rice boxes for Columbus Day. One was filled red, green, and white rice representing Italy and the other contained red and yellow rice representing Spain.






OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_7119There was more play dough, this time blue—–representing the “ocean blue” Columbus sailed upon.







IMG_7107OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe introduced some “kinetic” sand which was a hit with students and staff alike!

Very cool stuff!








OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIMG_7092Gold beads and a jewel filled discovery bottle filled with Queen Isabella’s jewels were also very popular!










For red ribbon week EVERYTHING was RED!

IMG_7201IMG_7211IMG_7208                   Including red jello to explore!



IMG_7195IMG_7220This vibrating plush crab made for giggly fun!









IMG_7206IMG_7191Other items included the always popular red moon sand.

There were red monkeys hidden in red spaghetti, and……








OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                              a noisy red stretchy tube!







We finished our fabulous fun month with a fun unit on fairy tales!

IMG_8676All the students loved reading the book and seeing their classmates dressed in costumes…….

IMG_8691……..and dressing in costume themselves 🙂









IMG_7807IMG_8658There were GIANT chenille stems and

IMG_8758                                                                            magical characters to identify.


IMG_8639IMG_8641Brightly lit magic wands and bubbles were IMG_8730huge hits this week.


IMG_8725IMG_7130The ever popular oobleck proved irresistible as always 🙂





A great month filled with fun activities from our sensory cart!

About jd785

Joy (Occupational Therapist), Cara (Speech Therapist) and Joi (Teacher) work with students who have significant intellectual differences. We look for ways to provide multi-sensory learning experiences to enable our students to improve their literacy, fine motor, and communication skills.

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    • The parents sign a permission form that clearly states that they are giving permission for their child’s pictures to appear on the website and that it can be viewed by anyone. The majority of our parents do give permission which is so wonderful! When we first started the website, we just took photos of the students hands but it just really comes to life with their beautiful faces 🙂

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