|Teaching Students Host Party for Children|
Be My Valentine Party
On Feb. 11, Teaching Professions Pathway seniors Patrick Carney of Newbury High School, Amber Collins and Rachel Heckman, both of Madison High School, planned and carried out a Valentine’s Day Party for students with disabilities who attend a local elementary school in which Carney interned at for four months. This was for their FCCLA event called Leadership Service in Action.
The teaching professions pathway students reached out to the elementary school special education teacher, at the location of Patrick’s field experience, and asked for permission to plan a party for the children. After the permission was granted from the teacher, the students developed four different activities for the children to do throughout the school day with the goal to enhance their social skills. The activities included cookie and card decoration, sensory slime and a question and answer activity. This party was a success and the children really enjoyed their time with them.
"It was a great experience planning the party and getting to see the kids enjoying themselves," said Carney.
After high school, Carney plans to pursue a career working with special needs children with primary focus on kindergarten through 2nd grade.
Pictured: Teaching Professions Pathway seniors Patrick Carney of Newbury High School, Amber Collins (left) and Rachel Heckman (right), both of Madison High School, pose with one of the games used for the party.