My second graders are exuberant, creative, curious, and adventurous children. They care for and protect each other. My classroom is home to a lively group of children, many of whom have special needs.
We are a school family; we encourage each other's strengths and embrace and accept our weaknesses.
Our school serves students in grades K-5, with over half our students receiving free or reduced price lunch. We also serve a large population of students who are learning to speak English.
My students this year rely on visual cues and supports to be successful in class. They need support to complete work within a given time frame. Many of my students also struggle with transitioning from one activity to another, and are working on recognizing, planning for, and successfully moving from one activity to another, even when one activity isn't yet complete.
By supporting my project, you would be helping support my students' classroom independence.
A visual timer helps students identify how much time they have to work, while notifying them of an upcoming transition. This allows students to begin learning to budget their time, creating important independent functioning skills they will need as they continue in their school career.
A large timer will work to support the entire class in learning to complete work in a given time, while the smaller timers will help students work in a small group setting and can travel with them as they move throughout the school campus.
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