October 20, 2016 | Patty Myers |
Parents, please take a moment to mark your calendars. The following are important dates that you do not want to miss:
Cozy Headphones – Super comfortable and soft fleece headbands
We are excited to share that, after three years in the planning stages, our Transitions+ Garden has finally been created with the help of our T+ Secondary students. We feel so blessed we were finally able to make it happen. Thank you, First Baptist Church of Orlando for allowing us the use of the space. The students planted onions, peppers, and tomatoes and have been very diligent about keeping them watered. We are hopeful that this is just the start to one of many life skill activities to help our students in this program. Get ready for some homemade pizza down the road! God is good!
“Language can be very abstract and difficult for my students to grasp. I love using the thinking maps, because they give visual structure to words and ideas. Not only do the maps give context, but they give the students a cooperative language experience as we create them together. All of this helps my students internalize word meanings and concepts better than they have before.”
Transitions + Secondary Teacher
As I think about what some of the important things we do at The First Hope, the thing that comes to mind first is building students up in the Lord and teaching them about all his creation. The next important thing is about teaching our students other skills like math and reading. I love that our unique program helps students to learn in a smaller ratio (mostly 1:2, except T+ Secondary is 1:4), giving them more attention with all the teachers, paras, therapists, and PE. Our staff use so many manipulatives, sensory, and other things to help them excel and grow. I get the advantage to see this first hand every single day. Thank you teachers and staff for what you do and give each and every day. It is noticed and we parents are so grateful and thankful for you!