I have the privilege of working with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders in a self-contained setting. All my students range in abilities and disabilities making it very challenging to teach using typical teaching methods. Our school is a Title I school, and all of our students are on free or reduced-price lunch due to low family income.
My students, ranging from kindergarten to third grade, are a group of vivacious, talented and loving individuals.
They are captivated by the unknown and learn best through their senses. Almost all of my students are being raised in single-parent homes which, for many reasons, can cause stress on a child. I seek to make my class a safe haven in which my students can thrive.
Working in a self-contained setting with students diagnosed with a variety of disabilities including ADHD, it can be very hard to remain engaged and focused. My students, due to lack of social skills are unable to advocate for themselves and communicate their needs appropriately, which hinders their ability to receive what they need, as well as learn. Therefore, I am requesting materials that will engage students and allow them to learn the curriculum in an interactive, social and colorful way.
Providing students with options that pair with their learning style will promote confidence and provide the opportunity to advance academically and socially.
These items will give them the opportunity to advocate for their needs and be held accountable for their learning. Students can raise their hand and request a wobble cushion when he/she feels the need to move instead of getting up and disturbing the class. Students can learn key concepts such as sequencing, positional words, rhyming, and character traits in a non-traditional way through the use of hands-on center activities like sequencing story cards, bingo games, and the Positional words Resource Box. A very important skill for my children is life skills and career skills; using the Pretend & Play Market can develop these skills. Students will build social skills by interacting with peers, taking turns to shop and be the cashier, increasing number sense and building math skills by counting food items and computing transactions.
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