Students prepare for Valentine’s Day

Feb 5, 2015 | Hope in the News

It was a place for giant hearts and plenty of smiles.

That was the scene in the Springfield gym on January 29 as students created special Valentine’s Day decorations that will be displayed during the holiday dance on February 12.

Students used red stickers, markers and other signs to adorn large heart-shaped sheets of paper. The activity allowed students to use their creativity, as well as develop social skills among peers.

The Valentine’s Day Party was held Thursday, February 12 in the Springfield gym and the dance took place later that evening. The party featured music, refreshments, a ball toss, bowling and sensory activities that included bins filled with dried rice, beans, sand and cornmeal. Students earned tickets for participating in games and later redeemed them for prizes.


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