A Day in the Life of Classroom 1 at The Martin C. Barell School

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Martin C. Barell’s Classroom 1 is our youngest classroom, with six boys between the ages of 7-9. Six (wonderful!) teachers work with them throughout the day from the moment they get off the bus in the morning until they leave to go home at the end of the day.  As you can imagine with boys this age, this is a busy classroom! Let’s follow them through a day back last summer…

The boys arrive by bus at 9am.

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They greet their friends while learning to unpack and put their backpacks away in their lockers.

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The teachers were designing a new bulletin board for the classroom with the theme “Kicking Off to a New Year” so we had a little photo shoot with the boys dressed as football players.

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Lunchtime is spent practicing using utensils and napkins appropriately and trying new foods.

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Once a week the group takes a yoga class where they learn and practice postures and movements.

nassau suffolk services for autism, the martin c barell school, autism school long island, aba, yogaAfter working up a sweat in yoga, the class heads next door to the JCC for swim.

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Some are super enthusiastic to get in the pool!

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But once in, everyone enjoys themselves.

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After swim it’s almost time to get ready to pack up to go home.

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The end of a long day. See ya tomorrow!

 

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Comments

  1. Eileen Scarurro
    January 29, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Looks wonderful
    How do I get my son enrolled

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    • admin
      February 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Eileen: We are currently accepting applications for several openings for the 2016-2017 school year beginning in July 2016. If you call (631.462.0386) or email (brainwater@nssa.net) the office, we can explain the application process and send you a parent application.

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