Students enjoyed a Valentines Day craft class at Michaels. They made frames, necklaces, and valentines for loved ones. Students also went to Panera Bread and had to order their own food, move their trays, and get their drinks. Great outing!
Students volunteered at the Saybrook at Haddam. They did a great job cleaning, washing dishes, and helping prep the dining room.
Students went to Wesleyan University today for Brunch. It was a wonderful experience and they were able to work on many social and motor skills.
Students volunteered their time at the Saybrook at Haddam today. They worked on cleaning dining room chairs, folding napkins, dusting tables, vacuuming, and running dishes through the dishwasher. It was great to be back!
Students went to Petco and bought new fish for our fish tank. They then stopped at the library to get new books to read during their leisure time.
We headed to Callahan's Bowling in Newington. Students enjoyed bowling with 3 other students from Strive's 18-21 program. They did a great job changing their shoes, paying to bowl, and giving their name.
We then joined our friends for lunch at Doogies and kids ordered their own food, got their own soda and condiments, asked for refills, and a couple students even asked for to -go boxes on their own. Great trip.
Students went shopping for some grocery items today. After shopping they went to the Haddam Senior Center where they participated in a craft, with the seniors, making snowflakes to hang on the window in the apartment. Busy day!
We went to Jack's in Higganum for a late breakfast. They ordered their own food and paid at the end. Staff encouraged students to raise their hand and advocate when they needed something else to drink. Students also stopped by the post office to mail some things and buy stamps.
Students went to volunteer at the Haddam Senior Center. There they helped fold paper for angel ornaments and other bulb ornaments. Students also greeted seniors that came in. At the end they helped set up chairs for the band concert that was taking place later in the day.
Students wrapped presents from their purchases at Wesbtrook Outlets. They made gift tags and fun bird wreaths. While listening to holiday music they made cookies, english muffin pizzas, and drank hot chocolate. The finished up the day with the movie The Santa Clause. It was a fun day.
My name is Holly Nicoletti and I have been working in the district since 2008. I love my job and love working with high school age kids. In my spare time I love watching sports and comedies.