When considering whether a program or field trip is useful I always think of the skills that we will be working on. We missed considerable classroom teaching time to get to and from the pool. I also needed the support of parents as each child required one-to-one assistance and we were also required to provide a deck person. Luckily, our parents came through for us!
Beginning February 3rd we travelled by school bus to Ellen Follensbee School. Ellen Follensbee is a school for children with multiple, complex learning needs. The school has a warm water therapy pool, change rooms and lots of fun toys and equipment. Our students wore life jackets and participated in games which helped them feel comfortable in the water and learn to take directions from other adults. Enjoyable moments were had by all. MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HARD WORK MAKING THIS A FUN ACTIVITY! SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARENTS!