My students are amazing; my students are silly; my students are smart, and my students want to learn more! My students are all special education students with a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities who attend a school in a high-need community on the northwest side of Chicago.
Despite the challenges they face both inside and outside the classroom, my students all want to learn and work hard every single day.
However, my students often do not have the resources they need to be the most successful. These students already have so many factors working against them; lack of resources should not be one of them. Being in the special education classroom for part of the day actually means they have fewer resources than their typically developing peers have, as resources often go to the general education classrooms first. Therefore, students with the highest needs often have the fewest resources, especially materials that are at their level and accessible to them. My students are amazing and have made great strides despite this lack of resources, but I can only imagine the successful young men and women they will become with the resources necessary to help them achieve.
Making sure my classroom continues to run smoothly is crucial for my students' success.
Every day when they enter my classroom, it is my responsibility to make sure they have all the necessary materials to meet students' academic, social-emotional, and hygiene needs.
While some of these materials, such as printed worksheets, pencils, expo markers, and instructional games are obvious, other materials, such as tissues, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes, are just as important to maintaining a clean and health classroom environment. With this project, paper and laminating sheets will be used to print worksheets and make different learning games. The tissues, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes will be used to make sure our classroom can stay clean and inviting.
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