The Differentiated Classroom
Our classroom is full of wonderfully unique students each with their own personalities and differences. These differences are what make your child unique. Uniqueness requires special teaching called differentiation. It means every child is taught to his or her own level, strengths, and personal ability. Reading, writing, and math are taught in small groups in our classroom which allows for each student’s individual needs to be met on a daily basis.
In Michigan we follow the Common Core State Standards curriculum. Our students will be following the Common Core standards as well as Essential Elements. The Essential Elements standards have pulled out the most important elements of the Common Core for our special education students. Students in this class will be using both the Essential Elements and the Common Core as their curriculum-based on their individual needs.
Keep in mind, I try to give your children an experience in the classroom as close to what they would receive in a general education classroom as possible that still allows them to be successful.
The following are the LPS-provided curriculum units we use:
Math: Everyday Math
Science: Battle Creek Math and Science Center
Social Studies: Oakland Atlas MC3