As a culmination of the school year, IVDU LI went on a full school trip to the Central Park Zoo. The students had done bus drills to prepare for going on a school bus and were able to showcase all the skills that they learned.
They enjoyed seeing all the interesting animals and reading about where they come from. There were many animals that we had never heard of, giving us the ability to investigate them more after returning to school. The students were able to practice their life skills and social skills that we have worked on all year, including staying with the group, waiting on line, and using appropriate voice levels depending on where you are (indoor voice vs. outdoor voice).
After a long COVID year in school, it was a great way to end off the year!