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Hello, my name is Aurora Young and I am the Special Education Teacher for 4th and 5th grade @ Shepherd Elementary. I follow 4th & 5th grade schedules for specific subject/time blocks. Both grades have a Facebook page, which they update each new school year. This is where you can find out what is going on in your child's grade and/or ask the regular education teachers a question. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to e-mail or call me.
About Ms. Young:
I started my career as a teacher aide in special education in 2003. I also became a volunteer/coach for Special Olympics. All this encouraged me to follow my passion, so I became a certified teacher with an endorsement in Special Education. I first worked with infants ages 0-3 @ Young Families Early Head Start and then joined the Shepherd team in 2014. I truly LOVE to teach! Shepherd is an amazing school and I enjoy meeting new students and families each year. I live with my boyfriend Kevin, daughter Saige, and my two dogs, Lola and Willow. I enjoy traveling and try to go somewhere new every summer. I also enjoy the outdoors, especially camping and boating. Some of my favorite things besides traveling are coffee, reading, listening to vinyl, and gardening. Below I have posted my classroom expectations, procedures, and rewards to give you an insight into my classroom.Ms. Young’s Classroom Procedures, Expectations, & Rewards:
- Entering classroom:
- Students will enter classroom quietly.
- Students will need their trappers and AR book.
- Students will grab sharpened pencil, work, tub, and/or materials.
- Students will sit in their assigned seat.
- Students will begin bell work or rocket math.
- Student center:
- Where all materials, mailboxes, and tubs are stored for student use.
- Students can crab materials when needed without permission, but need to do it quickly and quietly.
- Students need to return materials and tubs when finished using them.
- Students need to keep the Student Center clean and organized.
- Bell work
- Work the students do independently and quietly as soon as they enter my classroom.
- Reading is written on front board. Math is Rocket Math.
- Teacher will tell the students when to stop.
- Turning in work/Returned work:
- If a student’s work is not completed then the work stays in the student’s tub or grade basket on Ms. Young’s desk.
- If a student’s work is completed then the student turns their work into their grade basket on Ms. Young's desk.
- When students work is graded then a teacher will put the students work in the student’s individual mailbox.
- Each student has a mailbox with their name on it.
- Students need to check their mailboxes weekly and take home all papers.
- Classroom Library:
- Students need to have permission by a teacher to be in the classroom library.
- Students will read quietly.
- Students will respect all books.
- Students will keep the classroom library clean and organized.
- Students will check out AR books according to Check Out Book procedure.
- Checking out a book: (Procedure Posted)
- Students can only check out one book at a time.
- Students can only check out AR books unless they are done with their AR points.
- Book Checkout rules: 1. Pick out book in your level. 2. Write down book on clipboard. 3. Have a teacher check it before you leave. When returning book: 1. Cross out/erase your book on clipboard. 2. Have a teacher check it before you leave.
- Students can only use bathroom once during a block (except for emergencies).
- Students need to tell a teacher in the classroom the correct-exact time on clock and pay the amount required that is written on bathroom checkout sheet (changes weekly) in order to go to the bathroom.
- Students need to write their name and time on clipboard by door.
9. Classroom Rules/Expectations: (Posted)
- Classroom rules are simple and need to be followed in order to receive any rewards.
- Classroom rules: 1. Follow directions 2. Be prepared – a sharpened pencil, tub, trapper, and AR book. 3. Do your classwork. 4. Respect others and your school. 5. Be a team player.
- Rewards and Consequences: (Posted)
- Punch Card: a student can earn punches for every time the student is scheduled in my classroom. When the punch card is filled the student can trade in their card for a reward. The student can choose to save their punch card (up to 3) for a bigger reward. Consequence for negative behavior is no punches on card and the student could also receive the following: Depending on behavior a refocus form (yellow slip) or office referral (blue slip) may be filled out. Ms. Young’s room also follows grade level behavior plans as well. 4th- Class Dojo & 5th Infraction Sheets.
- 1 filled ticket = 1 treasure chest prize
- 2 filled tickets = 2 treasure chest prizes
- 3 filled tickets = 3 treasure chest prizes or 2 reward choices.
Rocket Math & Rocket Sight Words:
- A-Z Math = Popcorn and Candy Bar
- Levels 1-5 = Popcorn and Candy Bar
- 100% sight words club = Ms. Young’s choice
- Regular Points = Popcorn and Pop
- Double Points = Ms. Young’s choice
Behavior Charts (filled up):
- Chose 2 reward choices and 30 minutes IPad time.
2 Packs of Gum
Popcorn & Seasoning
Any Treasure Chest item
15 mins of IPad time
15 mins of Free Time