Students in the SHS multiple disabilities classrooms now have a wonderful sensory room to enjoy. The Lowe’s team came in recently and finished the sensory room, which they worked on this summer.
Because of Lowe’s, the students have access to padded flooring, rope lighting around edges of the room, surround-sound speakers installed in the ceiling, a rock wall, a magnet wall, two mirrors, a manipulation board to practice basic living skills (locks, light switches, nuts/bolts, etc.), and PVC ball drop mazes.
Through an Emerson Climate Technologies grant, students have access to spaghetti string LED lights, a diffuser and essential oils, a selection of relaxing music, and extra light-up toys.
“Lowe’s does a number of community outreach projects. To say I’m elated with this project is an absolute understatement,” said SHS MD teacher Allison Zimmerman. “The students have already reaped the benefits of the calming space and have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the really awesome additions.”