I teach in a self-contained (autism) special education classroom in the northwest area of Las Vegas, Nevada. I teach 11 energetic, inquisitive, and amazing students. I provide support to these students in the academic areas of reading, writing, and math. My students are also working on learning skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, language skills, and behavior skills. We are in need of the basic supplies to learn. They love to learn and play every day.
My students are very diverse and unique!
The materials in this project are basic materials that my students use in the classroom on a daily basis.
Most of my students in my early childhood autism program are nonverbal.
They rely on a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to communicate. I print the pictures necessary for them to communicate from my home computer and printer as the school does not provide access to a color printer. We are out of the basic materials needed to print materials. We need cardstock that is durable to print the pictures on. We also need laminating sheets to protect the pictures. Lastly, we need Velcro to hold the pictures onto the PECS books and communication boards that we use throughout the day in our classroom. An added bonus... the fingerpaint paper! My students absolutely love to paint.
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