Grace Rushs special education class has been very busy for the past several months. Before Christmas, the class was making various craft items to sell at their annual Christmas Bazaar at the middle school.
Other activities in the month of December included: Christmas shopping and eating at Ci-Cis Pizza, visiting Santa at the mall, a Christmas brunch at school, going to see A Christmas Carol at Rome Little Theatre and a Christmas dance at the Etowah Senior Center sponsored by Tammy Bryant, special populations director.
In January, the class went out to eat and started going to work every week at the Senior Center as part of our Community Based Instruction.
Enjoying a trip to Pizza Hut to claim their pizza for reading three books for the month were Greg Astin, Jeffery Hawkins, Breanna Hughes, Kristy Thompson and Thomas Smith. Ms. Brights Partners Club members have helped Ms. Ruths class meet their goal of reading their books as peer tutors.
February has been a busy month. A trip to the Sweet Sensations Bakery was made and each student purchased valentines for their classmates. Ms. Carol Ruthledge, owner of the Great Harvest Bread Co., scheduled a tour of her restaurant for the class. Ms. Ruthledge explained the process of bread making. The students brought back a piece of wheat bread to sample and grain to grow.
On Feb. 19, Ms. Rushs class participated in Special Olympics bowling at Classic Lanes. Each bowler received a ribbon. Kierra Shiflett and Corbin Arnold, members of the Partners Club, assisted the class at the bowling alley. After bowling, we went to lunch at Wendys.
On Feb. 23, Ms. Rushs class traveled to Rome High to watch and cheer for swimmers in the area Special Olympics swimming and had a pizza lunch.
Students of the month receiving certificates and special breakfast with their family were Jeffery Hawkins, Kristy Thompson, Greg Astin, Toniesha Fields, Lisa Hopkins, Thomas Smith and Breanna Hughes.