Hello everyone! I am very happy to say that I was able to go back to The Arc! Home Sweet Second Home! I finally get to be with my friends. During the month of July, the other Arc Participants and I enjoyed outings to the newly-remodeled Scobee Planetarium located inside the Scobee Education Center at the San Antonio College. It has a gallery on the ground floor features a 1/10-scale space shuttle and a 1/15-scale space station. The Challenger Learning Center allows children to complete missions, such as running an experiment on the space station or traveling to Mars or an asteroid. The new facility, like the planetarium before it, is named for Francis “Dick” Scobee, commander of the Challenger spacecraft. Ever since I was a little girl, I could point out the constellations of Pegasus and the Big Dipper and Little Dipper.
On Wednesday, July 1st, we celebrated America’s Independence Day by dressing in red, white, and blue clothing. I wore my red red and white striped shirt and my patriotic star shaped Star-Spangled atenna headband. We also made Fourth of July inspired arts and crafts, such as, Red, White, and Blue Lanterns Arts and Crafts, Liberty Crowns, American Flag Wind Socks, Patriotic Cookies, and Fourth of July Sunglasses.
On Monday, July 20th, the other Arc Participants and I had a water balloon day in The Arc’s playground. Since I couldn’t join in the fun because of my electric wheelchair and communicator, (electric wheelchairs and water just don’t mix.) I asked The Arc’s new Development/Grants Coordinator, Ms. Andie Mclendon to take pictures for the July 2015 Newsletter.The pictures came out great! My thanks goes out to her for her help. The month of July is the National Wheelchair Beautification Month.
On Friday, July 24th, The other Arc Participants and I that are in wheelchairs and walkers decided to decorate our chairs and walkers to have a parade to celebrate the month. I decorated my electric wheelchair with purple feathers and flower pictures. We learned that the National Wheelchair Beautification Month was founded by Horace Knowles. He thought that it was a great idea to allow people to be able to decorate our wheelchairs and the other Arc Participants and I agree. Special thanks to all of The Arc Staff Members for their work preparing for this year’s Wheelchair Parade. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I’ll be back next month with the highlights of the month of August and The Arc’s Life Enrichment Program’s Twelfth Annual Summer Talent Show, hosted by Arc Staff Member, Benny D. on Friday, August 22nd in The Arc’s Gym. I hope that you have a fantastic end to their summer.