Latham School Update

June 12, 2012

We have had a busy semester at Latham School! In addition to our continued focus on daily academic skill building across all subjects, students have had several recent opportunities for some academically-related field trips. One trip was to Heritage Museums and Gardens, in Sandwich. On this trip, students participated in a hands-on program regarding recycling, called Project: Earth Care. During this active session, students learned to understand and 
apply the earth-friendly practices of “the three Rs.” Students worked in teams to learn about composting, recycling, and alternative power sources. Groups discussed plans to make a difference in our world. Not only was this experience informative and engaging for students, but the focus ties in well with our upcoming Arts Festival, where our theme is also about recycling. Additionally, students from each of our transitional classrooms participated in a visit to our neighborhood T.D. Bank. Students were given a tour of the bank, learned about the basic functions of the bank, and they were treated to a visit to the actual vault!

It is exciting to see the connections that students are able to make when we carefully pair functional academic skills with real-life community experiences. Such lessons serve students well in the present, as well as in the future. One of the goals at Latham School is always to help prepare students with the skills that will help them to be as independent and successful as possible in life.

Pam Nolan, M.Ed.
Director of Education

“We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”
 ~Thomas Fuller

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