Presentation on theme: "Introduction – Jen Biddick B.A. from Rutgers University – Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Psychology M.Ed. from Rutgers University – Special Education."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction – Jen Biddick B.A. from Rutgers University – Cell Biology & Neuroscience and Psychology M.Ed. from Rutgers University – Special Education Teaching Certifications – Teacher of Elementary Grades K-6, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Preschool through Grade 3, Supervisor Completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis towards BCBA credentials Teacher of the Small Wonders Preschool classroom at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University January 2008-August 2014
Introduction – Stacey Liebross B.A. from Rutgers University – Psychology with a minor in Education M.S. from Adelphi University – Communication Science and Disorders Certifications – Certificate in Common Branches issued by the City of New York (N-6), Certificate of Clinical Competence as a Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Speech Language Specialist in the schools and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Senior Speech and Language Specialist at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University September 1999-September 2014
Class Roster Lucas K. Nathan Levi Lucas S. Armaan Jayden
Paraprofessionals/Teaching Assistants Ms. EpsteinMs. ManharyMs. Lori W. Miss Lori K.Ms. Pipala Ms. Granda (Substitute)
Related Service Providers Speech-Language Pathologist Ms. Rubin/Ms. Liebross Physical Therapist Ms. Harduby Occupational Therapist Mr. Bowe Behavior Specialist Ms. Barry Case Manager Ms. Wasnesky
More Important People School Principal Dr. Lynn Barberi Director of Pupil Personnel Marietta Ruella
Policies & Procedures
Food Allergies I will be speaking with the school nurse and individual families regarding allergies in the classroom. At this time, students will eat only food items sent in from home.
Attendance Please follow school policies to report your child absent by calling the school nurse. If possible, please me as well. Thank you! If you will be picking your child up early and/or his dismissal routine will be changing (e.g., a family member will be picking him up), the school must be notified in writing. Thank you!
Arrival & Dismissal If you are dropping off or picking up your child, please park on the street or across the street at the Monroe Community Center.
What to Bring on the First Day Reinforcers Lunch Snack Extra Clothes Wipes & Tissues
Home-School Communication Logs I will write home daily. Please let me know areas of high priority. I encourage you to write back! Please let me know additional ways to reach you during the day and in the evening.
Home Visits At parental request Will be determining home-based needs within the first month of school Any time throughout the year
Progress Updates Individualized for each family Different formats In addition to regularly-scheduled parent-teacher conferences and progress reports
Our Daily Schedule
Arrival 8:50 Walks in building Goes to classroom Finds locker Takes off coat Hangs up coat/backpack Selects lunch/snack Brings notebook to bin Greetings with teachers & friends
Structured Play 9:00-9:20 Selects toys Plays appropriately Cleans up toys Demonstrates parallel play Demonstrates associative play Imitates peers Accepts items from peers Shares with peers Mands from peers Takes turns
Morning Group 9:25-9:35 Follows individual/group instructions Remains seated at group Attends to group materials Greetings/Farewells Attendance Calendar Skills Weather Examples of songs: “Good Morning Song,” “Days of the Week,” “Mr. Sun,” “Rain, Rain Go Away,” etc.
Work 9:40-11:10 Includes: Current programming Practice of maintenance/mastered skills
Playground or Movement Activity 11:15-11:35 Engages in movement activities Plays on playground equipment Plays group games Follows along with the group
Wash Hands 11:35-11:40 1.Wets hands 2.Gets soap 3.Scrubs ~10 seconds 4.Rinses ~10 seconds 5.Gets paper towel(s) 6.Dries hands for 3 seconds each (fronts and backs) 7.Throws paper towels away
Lunch 11:40-12:00 Gets lunchbox Opens lunchbox Increases independence to feed self Increases independence to use utensils Uses a napkin Remains seated at lunch table Cleans up after a meal Puts away lunchbox
Chill Time 12:05-12:25 Children may lay on cots, mats, pillows, or blankets and relax while listening to soft music. *If you do not want your child to fall asleep, please let me know!
Work 12:30-1:50 Includes: Current programming Practice of maintenance/mastered skills
Wash Hands 1:50-1:55 1.Wets hands 2.Gets soap 3.Scrubs ~10 seconds 4.Rinses ~10 seconds 5.Gets paper towel(s) 6.Dries hands for 3 seconds each (fronts and backs) 7.Throws paper towels away
Snack 1:55-2:05 Eats finger foods Increases independence to use utensils Remains seated at snack table Mands from peers Shares with peers (according to diets)
Group 2:10-2:25 Story, Art, Music, Cooking Follows individual/group instructions Remains seated at group Attends to group materials Listens to story Performs motions of songs/fingerplays Imitates peers Mands for required items Mands from peers Shares with peers
Dismissal 2:30 Farewells with teachers & friends Pack backpack with belongings Put on coat Put on backpack Walk to bus
Library Friday 9:05-9:20 Mr. Lutska Please return your book each week so your child can check out a new one!
Gym Friday 9:20-9:50 Ms. Lombard Please send your child to school wearing sneakers and proper gym attire.
Thank you for coming! We hope that you found our Meet and Greet fun and informative. Please let me know if you have any general questions or comments. Questions specific to your child can be addressed by scheduling a time to meet with Miss Jen by phone or in person. Please let me know if this would be helpful for you!