I teach a classroom of fourth graders that are special education students. All of my students are on IEPs (individualized education plan) and require classroom and testing accommodations. All of my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. We are in an urban setting where 85% of our children are economically disadvantaged and, therefore, all of our students receive free breakfast and lunch, as many of them do not have enough to eat at home. Unfortunately, my students don’t have money for school supplies.
Some see the disabilities, but special education teachers see the possibilities.
As coming into my second year as a teacher, I have learned so many amazing things but also realized I need a lot of things to help my students be successful. My students love coming to school. I strive to create a family environment within my classroom, where students are provided a quality education. They love having new experiences and participating in lessons and activities. I want my students to know how much I care, value, and supported they are with me!
My special education students have been asking for a pet since the beginning of the school year. As I was thinking about what would be the best pet I came up with that a betta fish would be a great idea. I am also asking for an aquarium with supplies to make sure that our betta has a great and comfortable home.
This will teach my students about responsibility.
I am also asking for tissues, paper towels and hand sanitizer is needed due to the cold/flu season that is upon us. I am also asking for the disinfecting wipes so that my students can have clean, germ-free desktops.
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