Teacher: Mrs. Carol Bautista
Room: C 326
Program: IDM - Special Day Class ( formerly Community Based Instruction)
Course Description: The educational program for students in alternate curriculum (intellectual disabilities, autism, and other mild, moderate, severe disabilities) focuses on improving communication, functional academics, vocational, self-care/independent living, motor skills/mobility, recreation/leisure, and social/emotional. The degree to which a student can participate in the planned activities is unique and will depend upon:
The focus of IDM –Special Day Class , formerly Community Based Instruction (CBI) is on assisting students with moderate to severe disabilities in acquiring the essential independent living skills necessary to successfully transition into the adult world. This is designed for students working toward the Certificate of Completion rather than a diploma.
Individualized Educational Program goals will be consistently utilize as another part of daily/weekly activities.
Structured classroom environment is provided so that the program is consistent and predictable. Students in alternate curriculum learn better and are less confused when information is presented visually as well as verbally.
Mainstreaming and integration to interact with nondisabled peers are highly considered, for these students provide models of appropriate language, social, and behavioral skills.
A large part of CBI is the involvement and support of the student’s family. Open line of communication between the teachers and parents/guardian are necessary in order to provide consistency and continuity, which are very important for children with disabilities
Topics for the Year:
August: Review of Basics and IEP Goals, Unique Curriculum-CORE activities, Routines
September: It’s My Right
October: High School Science Fair
November/December: Around the Solar System
January: From Conflict to Change
February: Where in the World
March: Changes to Light and Sound
April: I Can Earn Money
May: I Look Like My Parents
****CBI Student Travel Packet****
¨ Lined paper
¨ Pencils and erasers
¨ Colored pencils , crayons
¨ Basic Calculator
¨ for your donations: liquid hand soap ,Lysol wipes, baby wipes, Kleenex, hand sanitizer
¨ Two 3 inches binder
¨ 5 tab dividers
· 3 student notebooks
· Writing pen – red and blue/black
· 60% Assessments/Performances
· 20% Assignments/Homework
· 20% Binder
· Respect and be polite to all people.
· Listen and stay seated when someone is talking.
· Come to class on time with materials each day.
· Respect other people’s property.
· Food and drinks, make-up, or electronic devices will not be permitted in class.
Rewards for following the rules…
· learning ---à GOOD GRADES
· good notes/phone call to parents
· PAT – Preferred Activity Time – choice of special activity
If you choose to break the rules…
4th Offense………..PHONE CALL TO PARENT