With music therapist Tasia Carter, Wolf Creek Elementary School’s Exceptional Children’s Department participated in the “Santa’s Playlist” holiday show in conjunction with the general music classes under the instruction of Casey Hall. This year the exceptional children classes were placed into three groups to perform three holiday favorites.
The preschool special education classes performed “’Zat You Santa Claus?” by Dr. Teeth and the Muppets. This particular piece, while focused on performance, worked on attention to task, motor skills, and communication. Not to mention they were all dressed as Santa Claus.
Next, the Autism classes performed “Comin’ Down the Chimney” by the Learning Station. This song worked on attention skills, motor skills, and listening. The students in the three classes gave a tremendous performance that resulted in an outburst of praise from the audience.
The kindergarten special education class performed a thrilling arrangement of “Run Run Rudolph” by Kelly Clarkson. The students all wore reindeer antlers, played inflatable instruments, and frame drums. This song was the most demanding of all the classes. These students were required to stay focused, follow directions, watch for specific cues, use motor skills, and express themselves creatively through dance. The students had a phenomenal time and enjoyed performing for their peers!