February After Party

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IMG_5677Each 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 enjoying books and activities from some of our February themes.

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6351IMG_6341We started the month learning about Groundhog Day. The students had fun exploring coffee ground groundhog burrows.

IMG_6347                                                                This coloring changing “winter snowball” was a huge hit!

 

 

 

IMG_5674IMG_5683Next we explored our very own state of Florida. We had bright and coloring boxes filled with flowers and other symbols of our “sunshine state”!

IMG_5697                                                                          Including nods to our theme parks.

 

 

 

IMG_5661 IMG_6372We also had colorful Ponce de Leon rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6365There were cool treasure ship discovery bottles, one filled with gold and the other with doubloons and jewels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_5711IMG_5675The jello Everglades swamp was a HUGE hit….

IMG_5662                                                                                             total messy…….

 

 

 

IMG_6384IMG_6373…..goopy FUN!

Slightly sticky hands were rinsed with citrus scented water and a “grapefruit” sponge 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_4850photo 1Mardi Gras week was so much fun and the students loved seeing their friends in the book which was made even more special by the backdrop painted by the students in art with Ms. Judy.

photo 3They did such a great job and we are so lucky to have such talented students helping us!

 

 

IMG_6388IMG_6434The sensory cart had such colorful boxes for this unit. There were also fun sunglasses….

IMG_7014and LOTS of beads, of course!

 

 

 

IMG_7015TIMG_6964here was yellow play dough with green and purple glitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6404Mardi gras rice and mardi gras feathers were also favorite items to explore.

IMG_6988So much fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6416IMG_6436The students couldn’t resist the sparkly oobleck and sweet vanilla sugar scented water play!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_6982Finally, we rocked out to some zydeco music on the voice output device.

Happy Mardi Gras!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7076IMG_7160Our final unit brought back all the fun of our Florida Snow Day! There were lots of snowy white boxes to explore including Insta-snow, ice crystal like tapioca, and shaving cream.

IMG_7755                                                                                         So many cool textures!

 

 

 

IMG_7118IMG_7748There was a box filled with a variety of white items to discover.

IMG_7141The pom pom shaker and cleaning mitt were huge hits!

 

 

IMG_7023There were snowballs made from scented hair conditioner and cornstarch play dough!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7764There were snowballs that GLOWED!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7746IMG_7759Floam snowman sculptures were fabulous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_7046IMG_7033Our magical winter umbrella is always a hit with everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About jd785

Joy (Occupational Therapist), Cara (Speech Therapist) and Jeannie (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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