In order to facilitate my students' learning I have created a google classroom for ALL seven classes. This is where I will be posting weekly assignments and assignment descriptions. Here is an overview of what each subject will look like.
1st and 2nd Hour LIFE SKILLS & CURRENT EVENTS https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTMzMTkyMDMzNTNa Class Code: aivgkdx
LIFE SKILLS & CURRENT EVENTS: Students will continue watching NBC Nightly News or something similar. Students are expected to write a BRIEF (4-5 sentences) summary about one of the stories, preferably, something positive. NBC Nightly News usually ends their broadcast on a positive note so I have instructed students to fast forward to the last story :)
3rd Hour MATH https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTMzMTkyMDMzOTJa Class Code: tx3fs44
MATH: I have asked the students to log on to Khan Academy at least three days a week, because with block scheduling that is how often we have math class. Students need to remember to sign up for courses at the level at which they are functioning, NOT THEIR CURRENT GRADE LEVEL. https://www.khanacademy.org/
4th Hour EARTH SCIENCE https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTE4MTk0NzU1Mjda Class Code: j2uenjd
EARTH SCIENCE: We will continue science as we would in class. Students will copy notes (share them with me via google docs), look at powerpoint, answer questions from powerpoint in a google document and share that document with me for grading purposes. Students should then answer the homework sheet. All of this material will be posted on the Earth Science google classroom page. Study guides and assessments will also be assigned for this course.
5th Hour ECONOMICS https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTE4MTk0NzU0ODRa Class Code: detxicj Counting Money Practice: http://www.abcya.com/counting_money.htm
ECONOMICS: Students were given the Economics material prior to leaving school on March 13th. Students should copy notes weekly (share with me in google docs) and answer workbook pages that correspond to the lessons for the week. We will have discussion questions in google classroom about the material. Study guides and tests will also be assigned for this course.
6th Hour READING https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTE5Nzg5ODQ1ODVa Class Code: n6zgjpq
READING: We have been reading the Bluford Series. They offer FREE audiobooks online. Questions for each book with chapter assignments and assessments are listed in the 6th Hour READING google classroom. https://www.bluford.org/audiobooks/
7th Hour SPELLING https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTMzNDY0OTg1NTJa Class Code: fzebdgh
SPELLING: Spelling Lists are posted in the 7th Hour Spelling Google Classroom each week. Mondays: Definitions & ABC Order (Submit via Google Doc) Tuesdays: 10xs Each & Sentences (Submit via Google Doc) Spelling Triangles (Handwritten or Google Doc) Thursdays: Place Value - Word Cents (Handwritten) **For HANDWRITTEN assignments students can text a picture to me when completed**
8th Hour WRITING https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NTMzNTI2MzU2NTda Class Code: hwb2u6x
WRITING: Students should be journaling about what they have been doing throughout the week. This should be completed and shared in a google doc on MONDAYS-WEDNESDAYS-FRIDAYS.
For IEP Progress Monitoring each student was given a login sheet with the appropriate assessment level for both math computation and reading comprehension. Students need to progress monitoring during the last week of each month. WE HAVE ALREADY PROGRESS MONITORED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH. Students will not need to progress monitor again until the end of April, hopefully school will be back in session at that time! If students have forgotten which levels they are currently working on, they can email me and I would be more than happy to help them remember! (It has been a few weeks!) https://app.easycbm.com/Ctillman9227
This is a learning curve for all of us. I am sure that we will have bumps in the road. Communication is so important. Here is my email please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions that you may have! firstname.lastname@example.org (269)277-6955
Sincerely, Mrs. Saroni
Berrien Springs High School
Center-Based Cognitively Impaired Classroom
The center-based cognitively impaired classroom at Berrien Springs High School allows students with cognitive impairments the opportunity to experience high school, while at the same time, meeting their individualized academic, vocational, social and emotional needs.
Students enrolled in the CI program at Berrien Springs High School will receive a Certificate of Completion with a Seal of Employability Endorsement upon program completion. A Seal of Employability (SOE) represents an alternative pathway for high school special education students who, even with a Personal Curriculum, supplementary aids and services, modifications and/or accommodations and special education programming, are unable to meet the Michigan requirements for a high school diploma.
Students have over 400 objectives that have to be met. Competency is scored using a 0-4 scale. Students have the opportunity to receive a GOLD, SILVER, or BRONZE endorsement based on the level at which they were able demonstrate competency. Standards are divided into the following areas based on state and federal standards as well as local expectations; English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Daily Living Skills, Self-Determination & Interpersonal Skills, and Employability Skills.
Over the past few years we, in conjunction with Berrien RESA, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, and Community Mental Health, have been able to establish working partnerships with businesses within the county. Gaining valuable volunteer work experiences at businesses such as Meijer, Walgreens, Martin’s, YMCA, Andrew’s University, and Project SEARCH at Lakeland Regional Hospital.
These experiences have proven to be monumental in the development of vocational skills, social skills, self-esteem and overall work ethic that are difficult to bring to fruition in the classroom alone.
It is our goal to instill skills that will aid students in becoming active, independent, and productive participants within their communities.