"You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo or a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel." -Pablo Casals
My job is to nurture and love some of the most amazing marvels there are.
These children, however, have exceptional needs, especially when interacting with each other.
My students are in third and fourth grade and are all placed in a multiple disabilities, self-contained classroom. They all have exceptional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, specific learning disabilities, seizure disorders, communication impairments, emotional disabilities, and other health impairments. The majority of my students receive free lunch and live well below the poverty line. Even without the odds in their favor, they are a resilient, happy, energetic group of children. They make me proud of all they accomplish each day. They have a love of learning and an intense love for each other. These children give me a reason to wake up each morning and go to the job that I love so much.
The slime, Grow Snow, and Mad Matter all have very different textures. My students will use these sensory materials to calm themselves down when they are feeling overstimulated. They can pick the material that is calming and go to a quiet place in the classroom to work.
Organization is the key to a smooth and calm classroom.
These containers will help organize our new sensory materials and lots of other sensory and STEM materials we already have in our classroom. They will also allow my students to access the materials on their own, making the materials more accessible for everyone.
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