My groups sensory day was held on October 19, 2019. During this time, my classmates and I performed a skit and a dance for the children at Knock Knock. We decided to do an interactive skit which consisted of teaching them how to do the "Git Up Dance" while explain to them which bones you use for each dance step. I think overall, it was a great idea because for our skit instead of getting up in front of a crowd and lecturing them about something they don't know about, they got up and danced and had a great time.
These 2 hours are inputed for the times I have met with my group in preparation for our Saturday Learning Through Play Shifts. Within these time frames my group met to discuss ideas, learn dance moves, and to learn our lines for our skit.
During the Learning Through Play Sensory night for Knock Knock Children's Museum I was able to interact with children with a few learning limitations. I personally feel as if this was a great experience for me as a clinical student, because through these interactions with these many different children, I gained a better understanding with how to work with children not only in a social setting, but in a clinical setting as well. I think it was also a great learning opportunity for these kids, because it was a nonchalant way of learning about their bones. I think having them learn about their bones using this approach is beneficial for them because they don't realize that they are learning, they are just having fun.
On 9/12, my classmates and I attended a tour of Knock Knock to prepare us for the upcoming sensory nights/days that were to come. During this time, we learned what the Knock Knock Museum was all about, what they strived to achieve with each family that walked in, and how they wanted us to participate to reach that main goal (which ultimately was to offer children of all ages a place to learn/play through different learning approaches).
Last Spring I was able to participate in Dance Marathon, which was a fundraiser to raise money for the new Children's Hospital that opened in early October. It is a rewarding feeling to be able to say that I helped raise money for this new hospital. My classmates and I danced, sang, face painted, and taught other attendees different dances throughout the night.