By Anna Roberts Ostroff and Lena Moy-Borgen - Anna - Executive Director, Lena - Teaching Artist
Thank you to all of those who have helped to support Arts for All's 2010 programming. We have a number of exciting programs going out to children all over New York City. We would like to share a very special story from the field, recently sent to us by one of our teaching artists. Enjoy!
Story by: Lena Moy-Borgen, Teaching Artist
The kids at PS 15 are great. In one of the classes I work with, we have a lot of special-needs kids. One of the students that I work with has trouble speaking, and has little coordination. He has trouble following what is happening in class. For half of the first semester, he would just sit in his chair, not able to participate. But one day, another child piped up, pointed my attention over to that student and said "Miss Lena! He is doing the warm-up!" We do the same physical exercises at the beginning of every class and this child had picked up and started to do them with the rest of us. Since then, his coordination has improved and he has been able to participate in physical games that the rest of the class plays. It's been great to see him benefit from the arts programming.
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