Honestly, we aren’t sure where November went. Routines are continuing well for both morning and afternoon clients. The morning crew now has a morning meeting where we discuss basic emotions, talk about our favorite things in fun polls, fun facts, and work on our calendar skills. We then move into crafts, individual activities based on the client’s needs, games, all while promoting positive social interaction. They are alway so willing to help out around the center too, shredding papers, taking out garbage, putting up/taking down decorations, washing dishes, sweeping, and occasionally preparing lunch for our afternoon crew. Our favorite games this month include Cootie, Yeti in My Spaghetti, Chutes and Ladders, Memory, and Sorry.
In the afternoon, Bryanna is working with some of the groups on understanding time and schedules, as well as money skills related to budgeting. Kaila is finishing up reading and writing emails, and will be moving into addressing envelopes and reading calendars next. Kay and Toni are continuing to work on members' individual goals, independent living skills, primarily in the area of cooking, cleaning, and social skills like playing games and appropriate conversational skills. One group is even learning to sew and cross-stitch with Kay! Our favorite games lately have been Cootie, Yeti in My Spaghetti, LCR, Uno, Memory, Trouble, and Skip bo. We wrapped the month with a Thanksgiving party filled with laughs during our minute to win it games. We are very Thankful for our members who fill our days with with joy.
OUT AND ABOUT IN THE COMMUNITY
This month, we want to send a shout out to our FABULOUS neighbors. Ashley at Luxe + Lennox, everyone at Wisconsin Farm and Home Realty Group, and Zak at V2 Adventure Products have been the best neighbors we could ask for. From bringing treats in for holidays to stopping in to say hello, they take every opportunity to interact with and forge positive relationships with the clients and staff. Please help us support these businesses.
DID YOU KNOW?
We wanted to share a new app we found recently that we enjoy. Let Me Talk is a free app. It is similar to Proloquo2go, to be used as a communication tool. You can also add your own images and words to personalize it.