February Fun at Stepping Stones

February 15th, 2021

Students at The Arc’s Stepping Stones School were busy throughout the month of February.  To mark their 100th day of school, each class created 100-themed crafts and practiced counting to 100 in various intervals.  The Transitional Kindergarten class celebrated by tie dying t-shirts, making “100” glasses, and designing a cupcake with 100 sprinkles (stickers) while the primary class themed their 100 day celebration around the movie “Up.” 

Then, students learned about Lunar New Year and Chinese traditions.  Each student wore red, and learned about traditional activities and symbols including lion dances, parades, lanterns, and exchanging red envelopes.  To cap off their celebrations, the students enjoyed a themed-lunch featuring chicken lo mein, vegetable dumplings, and ice cream for dessert.

Finally, each class celebrated love and friendship during Valentine’s Day celebrations.  The children had fun stringing plastic heart rings on a paper straw and bringing in valentine cards, candy and treats to share with all their friends.

The Arc of Essex County's Stepping Stones School is a Department of Education approved private school for students with disabilities serving children ages 3-10.  Located in Roseland, NJ, the school is designed to meet the developmental and educational needs of children with cognitive impairments such as Down syndrome and other students with similar educational and developmental needs.  For more information, or to request a virtual tour and assistance with an out-of-district placement, contact Sue Brand, Director of Early Childhood and Education at (862) 210-8781 or sbrand@arcessex.org.