Recently, Andrea Folli’s UEHS PALS class and Lisa Ricci’s CFJ second-grade class came together for half a day of craft activities.
Students rotated through three stations; two craft stations, and one station where they made sensory chairs.
The students worked side-by-side with the younger students to help them with each activity, including creating 21 new sensory chairs for students who have special sensory needs.
The high school students enjoyed the feeling of being helpful to the younger students. “It was a great feeling to be looked up to!” said one PALS student. Ricci’s class decorated their room with the crafts that were made at the craft stations.
The second graders will now come up with a marketing idea to spread the word in the district that some of these chairs are available for use outside of CFJ. All those involved, students and staff, look forward to another opportunity to collaborate again.