I am currently a fully self-contained special education teacher in a Title I elementary school in Hilo, Hawaii. I have a range of students from Kindergarten to 5th grade with all different sorts of disabilities, ranging from genetic disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectually disabled.
I feel that having structure and strict routines helps to bring classroom behaviors under control.
In my fully self-contained and medically fragile classroom, I want the students to be able to feel comfortable due to routines and structure but have fun learning as well.
I would like to request a colored laser printer and replacement ink cartridges to print high quality pictures for my students' picture cards, daily schedules, reward charts and shoe box task labels to maintain routine and structure.
Everything is better in color.
Recently, my classroom printer broke and our school does not have a colored printer for the teachers to use. I feel that it is critical for my students to have colored pictures for their daily schedules, picture cards, reward charts and shoe box task labels, because this is their only way of communicating. Using colored pictures make it more realistic for the students.
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