December was a very exciting month. We did lots of Christmas art for our display board and worked on many fun winter and Christmas activities. We bought some beautiful crafts from the school craft fair and Santy arrived on the 21st and we just loved our presents! We sang Christmas songs for him and he thought we were just great!
Our theme for November was "Winter". We learned lots of facts about winter and went for some lovely winter walks but we had to make sure to wrap up nice and warm. We created winter scene pictures painting snowmen on a purple background using different materials to make their eyes,carrot noses and hats and scarves. We helped Senior 7 prepare for the craft fair by painting big wooden snowmen for them to sell. We loved doing this work. We practiced some life skills such as cleaning our room. We wiped tables, hoovered the floor and did daily chores. We celebrated Darragh's 16th birthday on the 11th also. It was a great party!
Our theme this month was "Autumn". We learned lots of interesting facts about autumn and went on fabulous autumn walks in the locality. We went on a trip to the diner and ordered a lovely meal and we also went to the library and used the bank machine. We had a brilliant time getting ready for Halloween,we did blow painting using straws to create ghost pictures. We dressed up in costumes and the teachers dressed up as students- it was hilarious! We made Halloween slime using corn flour, green food colouring and water. We loved the process and the end product was really messy, which we all really enjoyed!! We had a party for Patrick's 17th birthday and we all got to have some cake and sweets. It was a very busy month and we were ready for our midterm break.
We had a really busy month of September. Our topic this month was "All About Me". We made self potraits and hand prints during art and learned our date of births and ages. We celebrated Reece's big 15th birthday on the 22nd. It was great fun! We made lovely ham sandwiches during life skills and at the end we got to eat them- they were really tasty! We also enjoyed playing board games,making jigsaws and exploring during sensory play.