I teach all core subjects to an exceptional group of "special needs" students in middle school. It is necessary to create a classroom environment that is a comfortable place for kids to learn in a way that they learn best. My goal is to make sure that each and every one of my kiddos experience success both in and out of school. I work with students with a variety of disabilities and needs. I teach severe/profound intellectual disabilities.
The school is one of the best in the community with the goal of helping our students become high achieving individuals.
My students are fun loving! They are hard-working and want to achieve success! Many of these students face daily challenges in their personal lives, yet when they come to school they give their all and always strive to do their best. They want to be independent in their daily lives. I want them to be successful in their future! It is important to offer a multitude of learning styles and materials to assure success.
Whether autistic, ADD/ADHD, OHI, etc. All students have the right to be confident and successful in school.
A multi-sensory environment provides the much needed opportunities to meet the unique needs of our students.
Most of our students really enjoy having visually calming items available to them, and it is a great calming tool to eliminate and settle behaviors.
The sensory necklaces come in handy many times throughout the school day. We also are in need of dot markers to allow our students to be able to select answers for themselves.
We are also getting sign language learning cards. These cards will continue the communication and language learning with our students. All of our students are non-verbal and sign language skills are essential for them. We are working to increase their knowledge of many basic signs to all the students.
There is also a need to have cleaning products within the classroom. This will aid in the cleanliness and daily living skills within the classroom. Our students deserve to come to a clean and bug free classroom. We also are in need of Kleenex within the classroom.
We also are in need of a basic broom to clean up after meals. This will help in the reduction of ants within the classroom.
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