As part of Winter Ball week today was "Crazy Hat Day!" It was also a day that we have been waiting for after spending a few weeks reading and writing about volcanos. I bought a kit to erupt a volcano and we had fun making, painting, and finally erupting it!.
Today Sophomores Chantel Guathier and Lauren Welling came to our classroom to help our class make signs for recycling cans. Chantel is on the Iroquois Field Hockey team and Lauren Welling is President of the Sophomore class. The signs are to bring awareness to the fund raiser our school is taking part in to bring a turf field to the campus.
I stumbled upon a great video about the Multi-Occupation program at the Ormsby Center in East Aurora, NY. This might be a great opportunity for some of the students in the class. Click here to go to the page and watch the video.
Today we had a special visitors to our classroom, Gezabell the therapy dog and her owner Mrs. Szalay. For several weeks each student spent time practicing a story to read to Gezabell. We learned that students feel calm and relaxed in the presence of a therapy dog and it improves reading. Gezabell was a great guest and we invited her back when it gets warmer outside so we can take her for a walk.