My classroom consists of fifth-grade students with high functioning autism. We are on the Common Core curriculum and follow the same pacing plan as the general education classes.
My students are motivated and have a thirst for knowledge.
I provide a safe and fun environment for them to learn in. Roughly half the day, I teach in a whole group setting while the other half is spent in small group settings where I can pinpoint needs and focus on individual weaknesses. We are a low income, Title I school made up of English learners and special education students. Most of my students do not have access to technology outside of the classroom.
During the day I teach 4th and 5th grade Special Education students, and after school I teach an Advance Math and STEAM class. My plan is to start an integration program where advance students can work with Special Education students building the Ultimate Lego Structure, The Millennium Falcon! This 7,541 piece Lego set will most likely take the rest of the year to build. On select days and times, I will open my room at recess and let specially grouped students come in to build it collaboratively. To be fair, I will group girls and boys from both classes together on a rotating basis so that everyone will be included. What an awesome way to integrate my Special Education Students with Advance Students.
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