Pip’s Reading Projects at Cedar Chapel Special School

Cedar Chapel Special School (CCSS) serves students from all of Worcester County by preparing students with moderate to severe disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 to be included in general education curriculum, to be gainfully employed, and to be self-sufficient at home and within their community. The school climate is a clear reflection of our vision and values (from the Cedar Chapel website).

Check out this video of some Amazing moments from last year at Cedar Chapel Special School:

 

Pip and family LOVES to visit Cedar Chapel! They were one of the first group of kids they ever worked with, and they will always remember those days. The first time Pip was a part of the curriculum, he was there to read to the students from the selection of books that were chosen for the Black-Eyed Susan Award. He laid out several books that had been nominated and let each group of students choose which one they would read together. When the reading was over, Pip came out of his bubble and the students were able to watch his tricks and then spend some time giving him treats and playing with his toys. Not only did they play with Pip, but they also played with each other! It was awesome to see these cat toys given new purpose, because honestly, they are really fun! This day was spent in the library, with groups of students coming down to see Pip!

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The second time Pip was able to visit Cedar Chapel, was for National Read Across America Day, also lovingly called, Dr. Seuss Day! It was only fitting that everyone would read “The Cat in the Hat” together! Students came down for their normally schedule art class, and were surprised by Pip! They read the book together, Pip did his tricks, the kids got to play with him for a bit, and then Pip got to relax, while everyone went into the art room to make their own cat whiskers!

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