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Weekly Update: 9-24-15

on September 24, 2015

Happy Fall!

We are continuing to hone in our schedule and build more and more academic rigor into our day. This was a fairly “regular” week and students really seem to be settling into the routine.

Those of you who had me a few years ago may remember News2You, an adapted newspaper and online news site with current events for kids. This is a neat resource that provides visual supports at different levels, helping to make current events accessible to students with varying needs. I will be using this resource during our “story” time on Thursdays and Fridays. You will notice the printed version of the paper coming home each week. You can work on all sorts of reading skills with your child with this paper including one-to-one correspondence (pointing to each word or picture as you read), vocabulary (using the pictures and/or the words), and answering questions about a passage. You can build on the topic by Googling online to introduce the meaningful use of technology and research. Let me know if you’d like suggestions how to read with your child, relating to their IEP goals.

Please remember our school’s sick policy. If your child is going to be absent, make sure to call Edison’s attendance line (see parent resources). Please do not send your child to school within 24 hours of vomiting, diarrhea, and/or a fever. Let me know if you have questions about this. We want to make sure everyone stays as healthy as possible!

Make sure to check out the parent resources section of this website. There are many important links and phone numbers. I am adding the “procedural safeguards” I share with you at IEP meetings. Always a good resource to take some time with to keep you in the loop of your (many) rights as a parent!

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Ms Wales

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