All activities in Math are tailored to each students' needs and abilities; and the CAPA Standards are used as guidelines.
Our primary curriculum is provided by the Edmark program, but I create materials as necessary.
My students do not receive grades, unless they are in a regular education class. I note progress toward IEP goals when the regular education students receive report cards, and also send home a CAPA report card.
There are only 3 rules that students should follow while in the classroom:
1.) Act and Speak respectfully.
2.) Follow directions.
3.) Be on task.
Complying with these rules will ensure that all students get the most out of their valuable learning time.
We have a chart in the classroom, and every student has a pocket with colored cards: green, yellow, orange, and red. Every student starts every day with his/her card at green. It will remain green, as long as the student has good attitude and effort. After a verbal warning, if the behavior does not change, the card will be changed to yellow. Continued behavior issues will cause the card to change to orange, and finally, to red.
At orange, a loss of privilege will occur; and at red, the parent will be notified. Students may need to go to the office to talk with an administrator.
Our class goes 10 minutes early to both Nutrition and Lunch; to avoid the feeding frenzy.
Bathroom breaks are scheduled so as to occur when the general population is not outside. My students are supervised from outside the restroom.