Hello Friends! It has been a while since I could blog! That is what Back to School does to me I guess! It has been a whirlwind of a couple weeks and I am happy things are finally settling into a routine! Today I am going to link up with The Primary Gal Linky-Extreme Makeover: Classroom Edition!
Remember, I am an intensive needs teacher so my classroom set up is not traditional! I have seven students and we do very little whole group instruction, everything is individualized to the students abilities based on their IEP and the Ohio Extended Standards. I have three instructional aides in the classroom and they collect data and review curriculum so that means we needs lots of small group ares! Enjoy the tour!!
View when you walk into the classroom
These tables are for the instructional aides to work with students on their IEP goals or reinforce the extended standards we are working on
Circle Time Area: This is my favorite area. We do a pretty intense circle time with lots of sensory and movement. These are skills that my kids struggle with and once they leave me for 4th grade they don’t get as much review for it so I really try to hammer these skills and we have SOOOO much fun!
Sensory area: My students really need sensory breaks incorporated into their day. I like to think of it as a “sensory diet” and the kids rotate into this stations during centers. This helps them stay focused and get a little break so they are ready to learn.
Class News: Calendar for grade level, classroom, school, and instructional aide information!