If you could go anywhere, where would you go? The answer was easy for students in the Village Plaza Transition program – Los Angeles, California: Home of celebrities, singers, Hollywood and Disneyland. So, with the help of the entire Village Plaza team, including teachers, occupational and physical therapists, social workers and aides, a virtual field trip whisked the students away to the Golden State.
The special day incorporated many hands-on experiences and learning opportunities designed to give students the chance to break from the ordinary and use their imaginations. Village Plaza student stars began their L.A. tour with an Oscar-worthy “Roll Out the Red Carpet” skit, that saw them stylishly walking their own bee-light-lined red carpet. Then they got down to serious work on Hollywood-themed word games and reading projects.
Their virtual trip to the west coast continued with Fitness Club at the Beach (exercise outside on a warm, sunny Rochester morning), meditation and yoga (no sand, but plenty of beach towels) and a trip to the Smoothie Bar (delicious drinks complete with tiny paper umbrellas).
The day’s activities continued with Job Club members exploring different jobs at Disneyland, like Make-up Artist, Food Service, Horticulturist and Silhouette Artist. They learned a little Spanish, tried California rolls and wrote “vacation” postcards to friends.
Feature photo: Jordan tested his talent as a make-up artist.
This page: Staff whipped up several flavors of healthy smoothies for their California fans.