This project really brightened up the hallway. The kids got really good at collaging the “leaves.” It was great to see some kids more independent and focused than I had ever seen them. One other teacher even referred to this project as an “OT’s wetdream” because we practiced fine motor skills a whole lot.
first project of the school year! Art tools inspired by a piece by Frank Lloyd Wright.
i actually saw this project a couple of years ago at an open house of an elementary school for typical kids. stealing ideas from other teachers is nothing to be ashamed of.
That’s my school! Putting on this show has kinda been my project (of course with the help of many). The opening is this weekend and I’m super excited about it! If you’re in the Boston area on Saturday, you should check it out.
We are proud to be showing artwork from the students at the Boston Higashi School. The Higashi school is an international program serving children and young adults with autism. Work from all ages divisions and age groups will be on display at The LAP Gallery from June 20 - August 6.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday / July 23 / 1-3 PM
Show Dates: July 20 - August 6
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6 or by appointment.
today was Road Race, one of the events my school puts on. it’s just like a normal road race, only it’s just our students (and their parents) and its only around the school (but it’s a big school). they wear numbers and there’s an opening an closing ceremony and they can show off their running skills (which we practice every day). so kinda big deal.
and then there are staff performances. last year, i learned how to tap dance in a couple weeks and then i tap danced on stage.
today, i got bit multiple times by one of my favorite students (one of the times it broke my skin). i also was in the staff performances again and i danced to the Jackson 5 in aqua blue pants and an afro wig and had a lot of fun.
the kids ran well. i danced like i was born to do it. it was a good day.
today, last period we went to the playground. it was really nice to be outside.
sometimes I let Derek borrow my camera. he really loves taking pictures, especially with “Cora’s blue camera.” he takes a lot of blurry pictures and pictures of his face and hands and feet, but also takes a lot of pictures of anything he sees. i’m not sure if he uses the viewfinder all the time or how intentional his pictures are, but i think they’re interesting.
they came in REALLY BIG boxes.
the cardboard is in big pieces and also lots of small pieces and is AMAZING. i was so excited about it.
fuck technology. i just want cardboard.