Mr Cadieux's Classroom
Welcome to Class 4!
Educational Assistant: Carrie
Float Educational Assistant: Courtney
About our Program
Our program consists of many opportunities for students to explore math and literacy in whole class, small group and indepedent learning settings. During whole class learning, students engage with their classmates, participate in group discussions and practice turn taking. In our classroom, we use whole group learning circles to read stories and teach or reinforce new skills and concepts. Small group learning is ideal for teaching specific skills to a few students focusing on individualized differentiated instruction. Individual learning gives each child opportunities to work on activities based on their individual learning plans. Technology and play based learning are often used in independent learning as a motivational tool.
Another huge part of our program is core communication. Core language is modelled for the students consistently throughout the day using both a communication board and Vantage. Students are also encouraged to use core communication in their daily interactions through oral language, core communication boards, Minspeak devices and Step by Steps.
|9:00-9:30||OT Bins||OT Bins||OT Bins||OT Bins||OT Bins|
|9:30-10:00||Morning Circle||Morning Circle||Morning Circle||Morning Circle||Morning Circle|
|10:00-10:30||Literacy Circle||Literacy Circle||Literacy Circle||Literacy Circle||Literacy Circle|
|10:30-11:00||Reading A-Z Books||Journals||Communication Circle||Journals||Reading A-Z Books|
|11:00-11:25||Gym/ Physio Goals||Gym/ Physio Goals||Gym/ Physio Goals||Gym/ Physio Goals||Gym/ Physio Goals|
|12:25-1:15||Music with Mrs M||Music with Mrs M||Music with Mrs M||Music with Mrs M||Music with Mrs M|
|1:15-1:30||Math Circle||Math Circle||Math Circle||Math Circle||Math Circle|
|1:30-2:00||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work|
Communication Circle: Activities based on AAC Language Labs or Circle of Friends lessons
PALS: The first 10 minutes of technology, some students are pulled to do the PALS program
Assessment: During technology time, students are pulled to assess IEP goals
What We Are Learning
Welcome to class 4. In September we were really excited to get to know each other. The support staff and I were really trying to get a reading of all of our friends so we will know how best to explore learning this year. We have explored some robotics this year already and we have started to look at shapes in math and have explored the days of the week, months and seasons of the year. We are very much excited to start the year off together and our class has a great group of personalities.