I teach special education at a Title I school; our school is 100% free and reduced lunch; in a Primary Autism classroom in Nevada. My students range from Kindergarten through Second Grade. Just as the autism spectrum is varied, so are my students' abilities. Some students have fine motor control issues while others are technology gurus. My school district and school are very diverse and we work to meet the needs of those diverse learners.
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Sometimes just the basics are needed when doing parent involvement activities and events. Funding our project would allow us to utilize a microwave and pencil sharpener that would assist with functional skills for everyday life. (Our current pencil sharpener has broken and it one of our classroom jobs.)
Students in my classroom are identified on the spectrum of autism.
Developmentally we have high functioning and low functioning students with needs. Students with autism don't always have the luxury of leaving to eat at restaurants. Teaching students to microwave simple foods assists with independent living. This is another way we can promote family involvement in our classroom. Every Friday we welcome our parents to our classroom for functional learning with their students. The students use a recipe for science and math, and our parents learn how to break down directions to make learning fun in the home. Adding this microwave to our room, we could also cook our math, science and functional skills project in our classroom to enjoy the fruits of our learning. We love having our parents see how we learn and participate in our learning!
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