What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update: 9-13-13

on September 13, 2013

Happy Friday!

Thank you for continuing to hold school as a priority, even with all sorts of strange weather! It is so important that students come to school everyday, and it is wonderful that you are able to do that, even during tricky situations.

I am continuing to tweak with our schedule, trying to find the best way to meet everyone’s needs and hold everyone to high expectations. With different students and grade levels, this takes time to make in a truly meaningful way. I am working with the school psychologist to create the best environment for all of the students. Thanks to these great kids while we figure things out!

A few other notes:

1. Tomorrow (Saturday) will be “Low Sensory Morning” at the Children’s Museum from 8-10 am. Admission is free for families of children with special needs. RSVP to Traci McGrath at tracim@cmdenver.org or 303-561-0108.

2. I am going to try to upload some pictures from our first few weeks under the class photos section. My computer has been acting a little strange, so if they’re not up by the end of the day, feel free to pester me.

3. After recess the past week we (kinder and 1st graders) enjoyed popsicles (thank you Lukas!) on the rug. This has been a nice way to transition back inside. We would love some help with this tradition through popsicle (or other snack) donations. If there’s something your child enjoys for a little after recess treat, we would love for you to send some to school for your child or for the class. Thank you in advance!

4. We talked as a team about communication with peers at lunch. Ms. Kalisha brought a great idea back from a workshop. When packing your child’s lunch, you can attach a short phrase or picture to certain items to serve as conversation pieces. For example, a picture of an apple to their apple juice. We can work with peers to ask “What kind of juice do you have?” and the student to point to that picture to respond. This is a general idea that would look very different for each student, so if you think this is something you’d like to do, let’s chat about a good way for this to fit your child’s needs!

5. I will be talking to 5th grade classes next week about Recess Buddies. I will let you know how this progresses!

Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great (and safe/dry) weekend!

-Ms Wales


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