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Schedules! I'm might be getting a headache from thinking about it. Scheduling your special education classroom requires a lot of planning, work, manipulating, flexibility and creativity to ensure all students receive their full day of services that are listed in their IEPs. The first thing you want to do before working on your schedules is read over all student ARD paperwork.
The past two years, I started out with sticky notes to outline my class schedule. (sorry I don't have a photo, but will describe it as best as possible). I color coded each subject and ensured each kid had all their subjects under their name. Then I went by their gen. ed. electives, lunch and P.E.(I work around those classes that can't be manipulated). You will also want to include any related services your students might be receiving at consistent times (i.e. music therapy Tuesday @ 10).
After I get the sticky notes nicely laid out, I start inputting int into excel. Again with the color coding, but now I add in the times and extras (toileting, transitioning, etc.), I also include in the staff.
Time for bed. I'm getting cross-eyed looking at this scheduling. Its so hard to schedule 9 kiddos and make sure they get all the instruction the need to meet all #IEP goals and comply with their ARD schedule. #teachertired #sped #schedule #texasteachers #sanantonioteachers #adaptivelearningenvironment
I then locate or create images to use for students' schedules. I use image schedules, object schedules, check schedules and even 'clock' schedules.
I was tagged by @lessonswithcoffee for #widn. I just got home after my first day of in-service and stayed after to work on my classroom. Now I'm cutting the last bit of #visuals for the schedules and rules. And waiting for supper. #teachertired #specialeducation #B2S14 What are you doing: @cyndiamaldj @samkeppy @teachinginaspecialworld #sanantonioteachers #adaptivelearningenvironment
|This is an example of a schedule for my higher functioning kiddos. (They transition independently). They draw in the clocks and writ the class & teacher on the line!|
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