My students need a lamination machine in order to increase their independence skills as well as preserve their handmade learning materials.
I have a self-contained classroom of 10 gentlemen, all diagnosed with Autism, and some intellectual disabilities. There grades range from 5-8. My students are all on different academic levels and as well as social and cognitive abilities.
They are all very active, and need to be on a strict schedule.
Because all my students have individual and specific learning needs they all have to have their own personal schedules. Most of them come from low income families. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.
I try to establish a relationship with their parents and caregivers so that they feel comfortable with dropping their child off to my classroom. I also make sure my gentlemen are in a safe and comfortable environment as well. I try to establish a routine because my gentlemen work best when they can predict whats next. However I am trying to develop a routine and schedule that deals with each student individually.
The laminating machine would greatly help me out in the classroom because I am in the process of increasing my students’ independence when working on subjects in the classroom. My students tend to choose file folder activities when they have free choice time.
All of my students benefit from file folder activities and tasks.
In order to preserve the materials inside the file folders, they need to be laminated.
Our school does not have working lamination machines. Having this lamination machine in the classroom will be very useful by increasing instruction time as well as strengthening my students working independence.
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