Remote Learning Links and Resources (please click on the titles)
Good Morning! Happy Autism
I have sent everyone various links to Google Classroom and a math practice website. Please look in Class Dojo or your email if you are not connected to Class Dojo. Please familiarize yourself with all the links as we will be moving more towards using Google Classroom after Spring Break. If you have trouble or would rather have a printable copy of the materials (to print at home) please let me know via email.
If you are not connected to Class Dojo and would like to be please email me and let me know.
Have a GREAT week!
Daily Story Read Aloud: "In My Heart: A Book of Feelings", Written by Lo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey.
Go to Google Classroom and let me know how your heart is feeling today.
Part of our routine is for me to read aloud to the class after recess. I have found this online resource for books read aloud by actors. I hope the kids enjoy it.
Please check daily for a new story.
These social stories may help some of our more anxious students about the virus and needing to do school work at home.
Check for art assignments (Tuesdays)
Practice songs and music from our music teacher (Tuesdays-chorus/Fridays)
Keep activity log (Mondays/Thursdays)
Check for library assignments (Wednesdays)
2nd Grade Science (Click on "2nd Grade Science" for link to activity)
Mystery Science "Can Animals Laugh?" Answer the question on google Classroom "Can Animals Laugh?
Mrs. Birck's/Mrs. Hutchin's google classroom, scholastics and Brain Pop Jr codes were sent via Class Dojo message.
Free resource from Scholastics- up to 3 hours of instructionalopportunities daily
Remote Learning Plan
As we switch to remote learning for the next 2 weeks I expect this change of routine to be a difficult transition for some of us. Establishing a school like routine at home will not be easy. I have posted suggested schedules and printable choice schedules on a tab to the left (labeled 'suggested schedule for remote learning' ). I have also posted various links above. I will post more links and tabs (see LEFT). I will to try to include activities we do as a class and keep the classroom routine as much as I can. I hope this will ease some apprehension towards this change. I will keep these updated as needed.
I will be available through email or Class Dojo M-F between the hours of 9AM and 1PM should you need to reach out.
I have sent home packets and all the codes you will need to acces Raz Kids and iReady/Clever and Google classroom. I know this is a big change for our kids and it may not be any easy adjustment for some of us. Please do not fret about times of completion but do try to complete the work daily.
As I get information and work from mainstream classrooms (for my students who attend these) I will post them in the above links or in the Suggested Schedule tab.
To access iReady or Raz Kids/Clever/Google Classroom please
1- go to the school website-follow steps 2-3 (or click on link above-skip to step 4).
2-click on drop down menu for student resources
3-click on "Clever-District online portal"
4- sign in using the clever badges or username/password sent home in packet.
4- scroll through until you find iReady or Raz Kids or Google Classroom
I assigned reading, math, writing and spelling. 1 sheet per day of each subject will suffice, plus the iReady and Raz Kids exercises Please see the Suggested Schedule tab to the left.
In Raz Kids the kids and read or listen to a story of choice on their assigned level. At the end of each story there will be a few comprehension questions. Kids need to answer these questions.
For iReady, only third grade has access to the math portion. Both 2nd and 3rd grades have access to the reading portion. The level are determined by the latest test results and the students performance during practice. The more they pass the more challenging the work will become. The levels are not assigned by teachers but by the iReady team.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Jean-Borsuk, Mrs. Innocenzy, Mrs. Lapiana and Mr. Abbott
Hello and welcome to our site. My name is Mrs. Jean-Borsuk (the kids call me Mrs. Jean). I have over 20 years experience working with kids and adults with Autism, 15 years in the district as a special education teacher.I have wonderful assistants, whom I rely on daily. I couldn't do what I do without them. I have worked with every elementatry grade level and currently teach 2nd and 3rd grade. It takes a village to raise a child and I rely on the families, the team (administration, child study, other teachers), my assistants and my students to see growth and progress throughout the school year and the program.