My students need books! In my lessons, I use evidence-based materials which call for highly visual, interesting, and engaging texts. We need specific books for author studies, including Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, and Paul Galdone.
I work in a school system which embraces full inclusion of students with disabilities. My students are smart, funny, caring little humans who need the very best our school system can offer.
My students access special education services and support, and they face barriers to communication and academic achievement that other students don’t have to worry about.
They enrich our school, and our commitment to inclusion gives them the confidence to shine.
I work with students who have sensory disabilities, primarily those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and students who require focused, positive behavior interventions and supports. My students utilize sign language, spoken language, and adapted communication devices to make sense of their world and to access instruction. Many of my students have significant sensory integration needs, as well.
My students live and learn in a community which is predominantly low-income. Learning is maximized when they have the most appropriate materials, spaces and tools.
In order to meet the varied needs of my students, I use materials and programs specific to their skills, abilities, and goals. One of my favorite skills to teach is reading. Students learn more than words and letter sounds when they are exposed to books. They learn about their world. They learn empathy. They develop their own interests and seek out more books on those topics.
The classroom library in this project includes titles like "The Wheels on the Bus", "Froggy", and books by Eric Carle.
The library pairs with programmatic materials to deliver evidence-based instruction and interventions so that I can meet the needs of all my students. In my classroom, I use a program called The Learning Adventure Curriculum. It is inclusive of my deaf and hard of hearing students, language-driven, and highly differentiated.
This is my first full year in this position, and I want to start it off ready for my kids, and ready to implement this program with fidelity so that my students learn to love books.
Thank you for your faithful support of my students, and of me.
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