Welcome to Mrs. Esther's Functional Academics in a Structured Environment Class(FASE)!
Welcome to our classroom web page! Here you will find the following information:
- Classroom schedule
- Supply List 2019-20
- Wish List 2019-20
- Summer tips to prep for August
- Online resources
1st period: Lockers, morning meeting, calendar, yoga
2nd period: Direct Instruction
3rd period: Independent Work/Sensory Break
A Lunch 11:10-11:40
4th period: News-2-You, Direct Instruction
5th period: Independent Work, Sensory Break
6th period: Direct instruction, technology
7th period: Partners PE
8th period: End of Day Routine: yoga, social skills, snack, and life skills jobs.
This is a general schedule of how the day will run; however, this can vary a little each day. Each student has an elective class that he/she will attend in addition to the above classes.
In addition to our regular schedule, we have our Community-Based Instruction trips. Two times a month, we will go out in the community to practice generalizing the skills that we are learning in class. We have an awesome and enriching experience on these trips! More information will be sent home when we start this instruction.
Information on how to locate and log on to my Google Classroom will be sent home. In this online classroom, you will find links that your student can work on at home.
Supply List 2019-2020:
- 1 70ct Quart Freezer “Slider Zipper” (Great Value or Ziploc brand)
- 1 box Great Value square snack size bags
- 4 boxes of Kleenex (generic is fine)
- 3 or more rolls of paper towels
- 1 x-large bottle hand sanitizer
- 1 pkg baby wipes
- 1 pencil bag
- 1 composition book (black and white marbled-looking front)
- 1 70 page spiral (any color)
- 1” binder (white with a clear pocket on the outer cover)
- 2” binder (any color)
- 3 solid colored vinyl folder without brads (with brads is okay, any color)
- 2, five tab notebook dividers (vinyl preferred)
- 2, 8 ct. Assorted Color Expo Markers
- Headphones for Chromebook use (please keep in mind that these break throughout the year, and you will likely need to send another pair)
- Spill-proof water bottle
- 1 small throw pillow and throw blanket to rest
- Change of clothes and undergarments
- Box(es) of popcorn
PERIODIC SUPPLY REFILL: You will receive a request for supply refills in the second semester for Kleenex and paper towels. I will also chat with each of you for independent incentive item preferences.
SNACKS: Each day, we have a snack during our social skills time at during 8th period. Our lunch is at 11:30, so the students are very hungry by this time! Please send a snack for your student, either daily, or in bulk. (bag of pretzels, crackers, cereal, etc.) CEREAL and milk was very popular with my students last year. Inevitably, the students ALWAYS eat popcorn at this time, too! Please remember us when you visit your snack aisle. Thank you!
WEEKLY RECIPES: We regularly cook in our class! You will have the opportunity to provide the simple ingredients for our recipe every 10 weeks. Your participation is very appreciated!
LOCKER: Your student will have a hallway locker.
PE: We will go to PE daily with our peer buddies.
TEMPERATURE in classroom: The temperature varies. Please send a light jacket or hoodie to keep at school. It can get cool throughout the school year.
Summer Tips to Prep for August:
For current and incoming students, I have sent an invitation to join my Google Classroom. This was emailed to your student's school Google email address. There are many activity links listed!
If your student is currently attending WylieISD, he/she likely has a Vizzle account. He/she likely also knows his/her login information. Please guide your student to the Vizzle website, click on the blue "Vizzle Player" side, and have him/her work on 10 minutes of activities a day. There is also an awesome app! Go to the app store and download "Vizzle Player" to take a look!
We use the Unique Learning Systems Curriculum in our classroom. There are two ways to sign in:
1. Go to the www.n2y.com and have your student sign in. They should already know how to do this.
2. As a parent, you can sign up for a 30 day free trial of this curriculum! Go to the www.n2y.com website to sign up. Choose the "middle school" grade band. Your student can read one story a day and work on math problems in any lesson for 10 minutes. Additionally, your student can go to the News 2 You section to read the current news! This is a fabulous curriculum! Here is the link: www.n2y.com
A reminder of our class rules is always a great idea!:
Do your best work!
Your student will take home a copy of our classroom rules during the first week of school.
Take a look at the QUICK LINKS below for the Unique Learning Systems/News-2-You and GoVizzle sites.
As always, please contact me if you have any questions!