-Our class has 8 students that have severe disabilities that range from Autism, Intellectual disabilities, and visually impaired. The disability range of our students are high functioning, mid, to severe. We are a Title I school, meaning that most students in our school qualify for free/reduced lunch.
Some of the students can read basic sight words and perform basic counting.
The Spectrum students love to listen to stories, interactive technology activities, and engage with stemming hands-on experiments. Our day consists of a structured routine, alternate academics, and vocational skills. Our class is known throughout our district for the awesome Autism Awareness events that we host during the year. We have created several Autism pins, ribbons, t-shirts, and baked goods for our board members, faculty birthdays, and special occasions.
The Spectrum class focuses on skills that we know will help our students become productive members of society. For those that will be able to be employable, our goals are to begin training our students in skills they can use for a job. For others, we focus on skills that will help them with independent and environmental skills.
This project would significantly help my students investigate various engineering, coding, and robotics topics this spring with the new STEM kits! The spectrum students have shown so much resilience and dedication to learning as they push through the school year post-Harvey.
I want to show them that their self determination can be continued on as we go more in-depth with our learning of engineering, coding, and robotics.
The supplies they need for this project are essentials for students to be successful. The circuit kits will allow them to learn hands-on about careers in Engineering, and the Engineering Design Process when learning, and exploration of how circuits connect through science and mathematics.
I want to show my students that Harvey may have damaged our school, but he didn't take away our learning!
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