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Old 06-13-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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I just graduated college and recieved a job on Friday as a Special Educator. I am meeting my coworkers on Wed and hope to learn much from them. I know my caseload is mostly K and 1st grade. Are there any suggestions of materials/ things I need to complete over the summer??

I am trying to compile a to-do list and any advice is welcomed!


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wow...aren't you lucky! Congratulations! I spent this year new in sped and was thrown in there with no understanding of anything. Baptism by fire I suppose.

http://cincinnatiaspergernetwork.web....goal.bank.pdf This was shared to me toward the end of the year and I wished I had had it all year long.

I've never taught K or 1st so I don't know what else you could do.
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I teach a self-contained, K-2 program for children with many different disabilities (cognitively disabled, learning disabilities, speech & language, and other heath impaired aka ADHD). Are you working with children in a self contained class, pull out/pull in resource, or inclusion? Knowing that will give me a better idea of how to help you.
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Wow, congratulations on getting a job so quickly-what a blessing!
Can you tell us more about your class?
K/1 kids are GREAT-- lots of spirit and usually willing to learn and well behaved.
Get lots of rest over the summer.
Get familiar with IEP's and how your new school does IEP meetings/ARDs.
That's about all I can suggest without knowing more about your class/ kiddos. Enjoy!
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Hang on tight, it will go by fast and furious. I just finished my first year teaching three blocks (90minutes per. block), one self-contained and two inclusion classes and I also taught the classes by myself. I taught Science and Social Studies, it was a CRAZY first year. My suggestion to you is be the wicked & mean teacher the first two months, CALL parents about behavior problems (keep calling,keep them in the loop), carry a calender to document each day (sally punched+jack in the face, dad was called/ informed) and jot down ALL meetings (IEP+staff). My head was spinning and I was pulled in every direction by testing students, writing IEPs, lesson plans, teaching, and meetings. Wow, I felt the same way you do, during this past year.


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