What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update: 11-4-13

on November 7, 2013

Good afternoon!

Before the updates, thank you again for your constant support and collaboration. Though present always, it was almost overwhelming last week at Touch the World and carrying into this week throughout conversations I’ve had with each of you about your child. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Now some updates:

1. We have started a “Star Student Work” wall by our classroom door. When you drop your child off, check it out to see some of their good work. We want to make a big deal about the work they are creating when they are trying so hard. 

2. The boundaries we created last week for Free Choice have been going very well. Students seem to have a clearer understanding and the space is being better utilized. Thanks for your support with this when you’re in the room!

3. I would like to establish a dress up collection for the classroom. Several students enjoy dressing up, so this can serve as an opportunity of communication, peer play,  and motivation. Further dress ups provide opportunity to practice dressing skills in the classroom. If you have any old clothes that you would be willing to donate to this cause, we would appreciate it! It’s ok if they’re big, since we want to put them over clothes and big clothes are easier to practice some skills with (like pulling up pants). Let me know if you have any ideas for this!

4. I would also like to find other ways to integrate sensory experiences in the classroom. I am considering a sensory table or a rocking chair (these provide almost opposite sensory effects). Other ideas are a squeeze machine or pressure vest. We do not have a lot of space in the classroom for big sensory things, so I want to make sure that our purchase is most beneficial to most students. I would love your input on this since you know what your kids need best. Please shoot me an e-mail or quick note about this when you get a chance.

Thank you for your input. Enjoy the long (and hopefully nice) weekend!

-Ms Wales


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