Two classes from District 75 School P.233Q @ off site I.S. 25 entered the Arline Thomas 33rd Annual Literary, Arts and Crafts Contest by their teachers, Denise Eilbott and Rashmika Patel. Five students were recognized and awarded Honorable Mention at an award ceremony on Saturday March 23, 2012 at the Alley Pond Conservatory for their entries.
Ms. Eilbott and Ms. Patel, teachers working with youngsters on the Autism spectrum, entered the event as a way to showcase talent and support communication, socialization, along with gross and fine motor skill building in line with the youngsters I.E.P. goals. The close knit team of teachers, paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers and families all worked to support the steps necessary to research and prepare projects that mirrored those of their general education peers. Antonio celebrated with his mom at The Alley Pond Environmental Center. Antonio drew a picture to win honorable mention.
Arline Thomas dedicated her work to birds. The contest named for her, focuses on birds in the New York area. Our students did research on the Blue Jay and the Cardinal. They wrote sensory poems and did beautiful art work. They found pictures of these birds while learning to navigate various web sites. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students and we hope to be a part of the ceremony next year.
Alexander displays his award with his family. Alexander wrote a poem and drew a picture for the Arline Thomas 33rd Annual Literary and Arts Award Ceremony.
Sultan celebrates with his mom and brothers at the Alley Pond Environmental center. Sultan wrote a poem and drew a picture for the contest.