Have you heard about CUB CLUB?

Kindergarten volunteers and ASD kindergarten and preschool students are spending Thursdays playing and learning together in Cub Club!  The project is part of ongoing collaboration between Roosevelt's preschool for students with autism spectrum disorder and kindergarten classes.  The goal of Cub Club is for students to meet each other, play together, and practice and reinforce basic social skills. The club kicked off with all of our kindergarteners learning about autism spectrum disorder.  They learned that all people are alike and different in so many ways.  Preschoolers with autism may be different, but they all want to learn in school, make friends, and have fun playing!  On Thursdays, Roosevelt's gym is set up with a rotating variety of fun tasks for young learners:  climbing wall, balloons, parachute, bowling, even a backyard "roller coaster!"  Cub Club groups enter the gym for a 30-minute play session where kindergarten students are coached on how to get a friend's attention, greet friends and wait for a response, and share with friends! Cub Club is a chance for kids to learn from kids and have fun at the same time!