What's going on in Room 125?

Weekly Update: 2-19-14

on February 20, 2014

I know it’s a super short week, but I still feel like there’s a lot of things to update about!

First of all, thank you for taking the time to conference with me this week. Conferences are so beneficial for our foundation as a team, and our collaboration is necessary for students to grow as much as possible. Everyone has impressed me so much this year, and I am grateful to be able to partner with such supportive, inventive, knowledgeable families when coming up with supports and activities for your children. Thank you for your continued support and ideas!

As of this week, we have a full team again! Besides me, Kalisha and Valerie will be here every day. Raegan will be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Mary will be here Monday, Wednesday, Fridays. So, we will have four adults daily. I appreciate your (and especially your children’s) patience and flexibility as we have worked to solidify our team this year. I look forward to the new things that we can accomplish with a full and consistent team now!

You may have noticed yesterday we started new sign in papers for the morning. The intent is to make the morning sign in procedure more meaningful to students and to practice some skills that are frequently used in general education activities (e.g. circling choices). Feel free to offer feedback and ideas regarding this new process!

We are again thankful recipients of a grant that will allow our class to go on several hippotherapy classes at Acres of Opportunity Ranch this year. The logistics are just unfolding, but I will keep you posted as we get closer to the trips.

At conferences I was honored and excited as many of you shared some of the things and resources you utilize at home. A goal of mine is to create a strong set of resources and community for the families in the classroom. It seems that everyone has some great resources, and I would love to create sort of a “Room 125 network” where we can share these things. I would love if you could send me info for some of the things you talked about regarding doctors, dentists, speech support, OT, respite, recreation, shopping, hair cuts…. what are some of your favorite things you use at home? What have been the best supports? Any ideas you’re willing to share would be much appreciated! As I wrap my head around this more, I may ask some more specifics. For now, anything you can share to get this started would be awesome and appreciated!

Thank you for all you do to support your children and our classroom every day. It was an honor to talk with you this week!

-Ms Wales


One response to “Weekly Update: 2-19-14

  1. Jeff Truell. says:

    Thanks Kelsey. We have a great dentist and pediatrician to recommend if anyone is looking for somebody. We currently received the ces waiver and are looking for respite providers that will accept it.

    Jeff Truell

    Lukas’s dad.

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