Water Day Equals Fun Day! August 16, 2019 Work hard, play hard; right? At In STEPPS Academy, we are still having enjoying the summer weather! The students worked hard this week and earned a day full of water play on Friday! Here in Southern California
Occupational Therapy: Spin Art! August 14, 2019 Our occupational therapist Emily consulted in our classroom today. Our students made some awesome art using a spinner and some paint. This is an awesome exercise to increase the student's fine motor skills and it is just flat out fun! 😁
Art! August 12, 2019 Today we had a special art activity. We explored different materials and how you could use them to paint with on a canvas. We shared and took turns and practiced working together to make different pieces. We will share some cool pictures soon!
Practicing Writing! August 8, 2019 I know, I know, it is summer 😎 But here at the Academy our students are continuing to learn! Here are some examples of our students practicing their writing skills. Each student selected their favorite animal and we talked about
Victory Academy Visit! July 31, 2019 Diane and Sam took a trip to Victory Academy last week! 🏫 Victory Academy is a school just outside of Portland, Oregon, that has been a wonderful friend to the In STEPPS Academy. Victory Academy opened its doors in 2009
Social Skills Session: Coping Skills July 30, 2019 Our Social Skills Teacher Ms. Melissa continues to provide her weekly social skills lessons. This Monday she focused on coping strategies that the kids can use when they feel angry or frustrated. Our students learned about taking
First Field Trip of 2019-Tanaka Farms July 5, 2019 Last Friday Mr. Sam, his students and their parents visited Tanaka Farms in Irvine. We visited the chicken coop, petted the chickens and inspected the chicken’s fresh eggs! We then boarded the tractor for the ride around
What Do You Like Best? June 5, 2019 In the past month we have increased our focus on social skill instruction and friendship building. As mentioned in a previous blog post, Melissa, our Social Skills Coordinator, will be an additional instructor and resource in the Academy for our students.
Social Skills Practice June 2, 2019 Social-emotional development is a core focus for our classroom. Knowledge and application of social skills are infused all day long within both academic and social activities and Mr. Sam and Karlie pull from a number of social skills curricula and books. Beginning in
Gamification in Kindergarten May 31, 2019 I am sure you have all heard the complaining about gamification of just about everything! Gamification basically refers to applying the concept of a game (i.e., rules and winning) to activities that generally do not include gaming elements, such as shopping, weight loss,