Upcoming Field trips and Photos to Come!
Summer 2017 Toss and Fun Camp
In August our staff and students went to Needwood Park for a peaceful nature walk and adventures exploring the woods! It was a great time had by all, especially the students-who loved the long walk and took advantage of all the space in the greenery and fluffy shrubs along the way.
Upcoming July Photos and Blog!
In June our staff and students went to Blueberry Hill Park and played toss games. We split into two groups for both activities and then switched half way through. The two activities were corn-hole and playtime with the parachute. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed the warm summer weather! There was lots of fun had and a great many lessons learned about sharing, teamwork, and initiative. The JIT team enjoyed their time together being together with good friends to the JIT community. The staff took turns sharing and incorporating their fine motor skills with the students. The students were filled with joy and laughter as the staff explained what to do at Blueberry Park. Even though the students were happy with joy and compassion, they learned they had one thing in common: to work together as a team and to have fun with one another. The team leaders were doing a great job showing the kids how to behave with vigor and confidence.
The Annual 2017 All Staff Hands On Training, which took place in July at the SAH (Samuel’s Accessibility House). It was a huge success and further prepared our new staff to work more effectively with our JIT Students, and current staff with greater awareness of the available tools and resources for working with our students! Dr. Powers has provided a new location for our young adults program, to have recreational activities as well as a safe place for learning and growing in their vocational job specialties. The training event provided our staff with insightful information, rigorous training, lots of yummy food, and great fellowship!
It is always a privilege to serve our students at JIT (Jenna’s Integrative Center)! We work hard to not only provide the best training to our staff but also learn how to keep a positive and empowering environment. Some of our staff is pictured below in the group photos.
We thank all out Staff for coming out to our training and working so diligently in providing our students with the best care! Keep up the good work and we will be sure to continue the good work set out before us.
~Blessings to you all~
One of my favorite activities at JIT are our parties! I like our parties because we get to eat pizza, snacks, and watch a movie with my friends. Our last party was on December 30th.
Winter break has been a blast so far! The kids have enjoyed trips to the park, Holiday Bingo and games! Throughout the week, they have done fun new crafts including a decorative page about what they learned in 2016, and we are proud to say it looks like they have all learned a lot. We are all looking forward to the New Year and hoping it brings may new friends!
Thank you all for such a wonderful 2016!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Today I am working with Pratik and Ms. Carol. We have been working on the 911 Emergency power point social story so I can be ready in case there is an emergency like if a stranger comes in or near my house, if we’re in a car accident, someone is hurt and if there is a fire. Another thing we’ve been working on is comprehension skills and speaking in full sentences. Comprehension means understanding what’s around me and what I read. Today I grew in comprehension or understanding of why school has been closed all week, the differences between the four seasons and emergencies.
I hope you have enjoyed my journal entry and thank you for taking the time to read it.
Have a nice weekend!
Today, we got to go on our trip to the circus. We went to the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. We took the Metro Rail into the city to see the show. We got to meet some of our friends from JIT. We sat together for the show. We got to see the tigers, the elephants, and other performers. There was a performer who got shot out of a cannon! This was our first time at the circus and we loved it! We can’t wait to go again. Thank you for the opportunity Easter Seals!
On Tuesday, March 15th, JIT celebrated its monthly Birthday Party. It was our third Birthday Party this year and the theme of the party was clovers. All of the students had done various art projects as decorations for the party based on the clover theme. The party was special to Ms. Jenny because she got to celebrate her birthday with our loving JIT students and our staff. It was a fun evening filled with laughter and happiness. Students sang “Happy Birthday” while enjoying delicious cake and snacks.