The Primary Special education classroom caters to the needs of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade children who have been identified, through academic and cognitive testing, to be performing at 1 ½ - 2 years below their own potential and below others in the same grade. Mastering basic skills in reading, writing and math is targeted with emphasis on oral reading fluency, math addition and subtraction and fluent sentence/paragraph writing. Students’ indiviual progress is measured with the goal being that each student make 6-12 months of growth.
Students in the Resource room are expected to follow all school and class rules as well as to work to the best of their abilities. Having respect for themselves, classmates and adults and using time wisely are the classroom values. The main expectation is that students use the time in my classroom to benefit themselves.
Helpful Hints & Reminders
Because all students that come to the Resource room for Special education support are at least a year below grade level, they need all the help they can get. Parents will be giving their child an invaluable gift when they read with their child, check all homework and help them with organizing the backpack and homework.
Students in Special Education Resource classrooms, are assigned to a general grade level classroom, but leave that classroom to go to the Special education room for 30-90 minutes a day (averagely). Individual academic needs determine the time.