Saturday, September 7, 2013

And So it Begins...

The new year has begun.  Unexpectedly, I have only two students in my class right now!  Fortunately I have had plenty of time to create data collection sheets and get the beginning of the year paperwork done because of my low numbers and my two students are getting plenty of individual time and teaching.  Unfortunately, in some ways it is much easier to teach a "class" of students.  Hopefully a few more will filter in as they are entered into the preschool system.  In our county, students can begin early childhood special education classes at the age of two and start as soon as they reach that birth date.

For the first time since I started teaching the preschool class for students with multiple disabilities, I have been able to set up a field trip!  We will be going to the "Circus of the Senses" which is held by the Big Apple Circus.  Every year it comes to our area and holds this special show for children with disabilities.  It is a one hour show and typically has acts such as the clowns, the trapeze and trained animals such as horses and dogs.  It features braille programs, head phones and sign language interpreters for those who need them.  I used to go regularly when I taught middle school and elementary school special education students and I am so excited to be able to go again :).

In other news, I am now a published author!  An online magazine called "Angelman Today" has published my article "Does Your Child Have a Good Teacher". in it's back to school issue (it's on page 13 :).  After reading it again, I wish I had done a better job of writing it, but I do believe in what it says.

Gotta love that face :)