On March 3, 2016 CES Special Needs teachers Julie Scherer and Rachel Taylor, along with several aides, traveled to New Albany, Ohio with their students to experience LIfe Town, a program that is sponsored by Columbus City Schools. Life Town provides the students with role playing activites that allow them to practice life skills. Each student was given $12 to spend at different stations, such as, the Rite Rug Theater, Big Lots Studio, The Deli, Life Town Park(bike rental) or at the Market Place. Through this experience the CES students had the opportunity to exchange money for goods and services, practiced social skills and learned the importance of time management and communication skills.
Students make a $12 withdrawal at the Huntington Bank and put their cash in the provided wallets.
Students can hold, pet and help take care of a variety of touchable animals like rabbits, Guinea pigs and lizards…
Students can learn and practice a variety of art techniques and projects where they can express creativity and make sticker or sand art, color or build using supplies they choose to purchase.