First Week of School

September 14th, COHA opened its doors once again after a 5 month summer break. While we are so glad that our students were able to go on some fun adventures with their families this summer and stayed healthy and safe, we are so happy to have their smiling faces back with us!

The beginning of school looked a little different for us this year; no hugs, high fives, fist bumps, etc ): It has made us all a little sad! Instead, we all walk around the school doing the ‘I love you’ hand sign at each other to show our friends we love and are here for them! Another change we have made is that we do our opening exercises outside. Our students have loved being able to stretch, do small workouts, and talk about what is going on in their lives in the fresh air. We have noticed greater focus and attention from them as well; this is huge accomplishment for all our students!!

Before coming back we were anxious to see how our students would react to wearing masks, but on the first day that anxiety disappeared because our students are experts at it!! We are so blessed that they are all so understanding and that they have amazing families and tutors who teach them how to be safe!

These were the highlights of our student’s first week:

  • Macey loves her new tutor, Lauren
  • Jessie loves being back at the school and studying history
  • Chantel loves talking and seeing her friends
  • Jill loves being back at school and doing her math and reading
  • JJ loves doing opening exercises outside (we are so blessed that this sweet girl helps us set up every morning!)
  • Brady loves working hard and getting good grades
  • Sam loves doing his digits (he is almost to a 7!!)
  • Austin loves reading books about history (his favorite book he has read was about Walt Disney)

We know that as time goes on, these times will only get sweeter! Stay tuned for more exciting times at COHA (:

Jessie and Melissa getting ready for a fun, productive day!
JJ and Jill doing their listening program. The listening program was developed in France and has been studied for over 50 years. The students listen to three songs that have different frequencies, volumes, and music. By listening to them just 15 minutes a day, it can help with hearing, speech and language, memory, attention, and more!
Our wonderful students rocking it on their digits! This day everyone got them 100% correct!!
Macey is one smart girl! She got her digit correct!
Jessie is so happy to be back with her volunteer Diane. Diane went on a cruise to Mexico and got Jessie this beautiful shirt. We are so lucky to have such kind and caring tutors!!
We decided to accept Sun Rock Yoga’s “Rock Your Community” challenge of doing acts of service. We took a garbage bag on our daily walk and filled it all the way up!
One of the boys favorite workout exercises is jumping jacks. Good thing we have these guys around to keep us in shape!
Nothing like a good warrior pose stretch to start off your day right!
Brady and Mitzy wrap up another day full of fun and learning. Brady is our Lion King and Avenger loving guy. He always keeps us laughing!
Austin and Bobbi are learning about the Super Bowl. Austin has loved learning about different sports players this summer.

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