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Darla Ross

Contact Information:

235-4230
Room #E149
Hours: 7:30 - 1:00
You can generally reach me between these hours at the number listed above.

My classes
TIme  Semester I  Semester II
7:30-8:10 Meetings Meetings
8:10-8:25 Checking in with paraprofessionals and checking on students Checking in with paraprofessionals and checking on students
Pd 1 8:25-9:12  Ind. Work Skills Ind. Work Skills
Pd 2 9:17-10:04  Prep  Prep
Pd 3 10:12- 10:59  Writing 9  Writing 9
Pd 4 11:04- 11:51 Writing 10-12 Writing 10-12
Pd 5 11:51- 1:13 Fundamental Social Skills Funcdamental Social Skills
Pd 6 1:18-
2:2:05
 Non-Contract
 Career       Exploration
 Non-Contract Career Exploration 
Pd 7 2:10- 2:57  Non-Contract
Transition
 Non-Contract
Transition 

Check-In: Many of my students have 1 to 1 paraprofessionals and I need to make sure they are here and if not, that the sub is updated on the student's needs and cares.

Individual Work Skills: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their daily living skills. 
Daily Living Skills can include anything from working on bathroom skills to completing job tasks within the building.

Fundamental Academics: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their daily living skills.  Focus is on anything from identifying colors and shapes to working on their name and address to actually reading a short story or completing math problems.

Writing 9: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their living skills. Using daily practice and review of constructing sentences and forming them into paragraphs, review and practice of grammar, capitalization and punctuation. 
Materials:
Capitalization and Punctuation Make Sense - reviewing the rules and practice in capitalization and punctuation.
Daily Language Review - five questions to review language, grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation skills.
Four Kinds of Sentences - focus on the types of sentences and the end punctuation marks.
Subjects & Predicates - focus on every sentence needing a subject and a predicate; expanding on to writing sentences with compound subjects and/or compound predicates.
Various materials to review prefixes, suffixes, contractions, word endings, plurals, possessives, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, etc.

Writing 10-12: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their living skills. Using daily practice and review of constructing sentences and forming them into paragraphs, review and practice of grammar, capitalization and punctuation. 
Materials:
Capitalization and Punctuation Make Sense - reviewing the rules and practice in capitalization and punctuation.
Daily Language Review - five questions to review language, grammar, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation skills.
Four Kinds of Sentences - focus on the types of sentences and the end punctuation marks.
Subjects & Predicates - focus on every sentence needing a subject and a predicate; expanding on to writing sentences with compound subjects and/or compound predicates.
Various materials to review prefixes, suffixes, contractions, word endings, plurals, possessives, synonyms, antonyms, homophones, etc.

Fundamental Social Skills: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their daily living skills. Focus is on communication during a meal time, as several students have lunch in the classroom. Also, a transition time of bathroom needs and getting ready for the afternoon.

Career Exploration: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their daily living skills as it relates to the work world. 
Students go out into the community for an hour daily to work on tasks that have been set up for them at different sites. Sites have included Ingleside (nursing home), FairMall, McDonalds, and Holiday Inn. Work tasks include bussing tables, wiping them down, setting tables up, vacuuming, washing windows, picking up trash, filling condiments, wrapping silverware into napkins, dusting, etc. to name a few examples. 
This is done out in the community, four days a week, with the assistance of the paraprofessionals.

Movement Exploration: Through individualized needs, goals, pacing and group instruction, students work on improving their motor skills.
Many of my students have daily exercises that need to be done to maintain/improve their Range of Motion. They do this at least once a day, and can include exercise, stretches, walking, and/or riding bike. 
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