Greenburgh Eleven is a public special act school that serves emotionally and multiply disabled boys grades K-12. Although I have been a special education teacher in the district for 20 years, this is only my third year in middle school. What I like best about working with this population is the opportunity to feel as though I'm making a difference in my students' lives. It's humbling when you realize you are probably the most stable relationship a child may have.
It's such a wonderful opportunity to teach science to this special population.
They are inquisitive, eager, and open to new learning experiences.
Almost all of our students have never experienced the joy and freedom of discovering nature. We plan to take a hike to Sugar Pond to study the variety of aquatic animal and plant life found there. Students will collect samples to record in their science journals, and use the Seek App to identify the genus and species of each sample collected using the nets. Once we return the wildlife to the pond and return to our classroom, students will use their notebooks and the internet to research the species they discovered and to create an Adobe Spark video to share with others.
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