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Bridges is a primarily self contained special education program. The goals of the program are interconnectivity of students within the group, connection to school, an increase in individual assets and competencies, improved overall academic functioning, and acquisition of specific knowledge as guided by individual education plans.


This semester in the Bridges program we are covering content in the core areas of math, English, history, and science. A combination of teaching methods is being utilized, including computer-based learning, traditional instructional strategies, and experiential learning. Our students also engage in weekly service learning opportunities where they perform community service and develop important transferable and technical skills.

FLS Math Class

Teacher:  Mrs. Kapschull

Room Location:  20

Email and Phone Extension: jenna.kapschull@thorntonacademy.org, x. 4330 (classroom)/x. 8199 (voicemail)

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

 This course is designed for special education students and curriculum is based on individual student needs as well as IEP goals. 

 

-Students will be evaluated by the instructor on the following factors based upon daily observations:

- respect for others

- student interaction (class participation)

- attitude (makes an effort to succeed)

- punctuality (in seat and prepared when class starts)

-  personal integrity (honesty.)

*Progress Reports are issued on October 1st, December 13th,  March 7th, and May 9th

 

FLS Art Class

Teacher:  Mrs. Kapschull

Room Location:  20

Email and Phone Extension: jenna.kapschull@thorntonacademy.org, x. 4330 (classroom)/x. 8199 (voicemail)

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

 

This course is designed for special education students and curriculum is based on individual student needs as well as IEP goals. We will look at and talk about pieces of art from various cultures and time periods. We will be creating our own works of art using the elements of art and principles of design.

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS:

 

Students are expected to be respectful of their classmates, teachers and staff, and of themselves. Students will be expected to follow directions and practice safety in the classroom environment.

 

GRADING PRACTICES:

 

-Students will be evaluated by the instructor on the following factors based upon daily observations:

- respect for others

- student interaction (class participation)

- attitude (makes an effort to succeed)

- punctuality (in seat and prepared when class starts)

-  personal integrity (honesty.)

 

-Students will be given in class projects. Please see attached sample rubric for grading criteria

 

*Progress Reports are issued on October 1st, December 13th,  March 7th, and May 9th

 Attendance/Absences:

FLS Art class students will utilize class time for instruction and demonstrations of various art-making techniques.  Class time provides students with the opportunity to complete art projects with support from teachers and staff.  It is important for students to be in class.  If students miss a class they are responsible for getting the work from Mrs. Kapschull and arranging a time to complete missed work as needed.  In the case of extended absence, the student will meet with the teacher and case manager to work out a plan.

 

 

 

 

 

FLS Art Project Rubric

 

Project: _____________________________________________________________________

 

Name     ______________________________                                       Date ______________    

 

 

Criteria

Goal

Always/

Almost always – 3 pts

Getting Better– 2pts

 Needs Work– 1 pt

Score

Developing skills at grade level – Shows growth - takes risks to discover

I produce high quality, creative work. I show originality and take risks to learn new.

 

 

 

 

Understanding and application of Art Concepts and lesson objectives

I apply all art concepts, especially those stressed for the project. I solve problems myself.

 

 

 

 

 

Participation and effort

I always participate in class and always use class time well

 

 

 

 

 

Use and care of Materials

I used all materials appropriately with no reminders. I always clean up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Behavior

I always follow all classroom rules and never cause a classroom disturbance. I am Always helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

A=15-12    B=11-7     C=6-3              D=3-1                                                                       

 

 

 

Grade:_____________________

 

FLS Prevocational Class

Teacher:  Mrs. Kapschull

Room Location:  20

Email and Phone Extension: jenna.kapschull@thorntonacademy.org, x. 4330 (classroom)/x. 8199 (voicemail)

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:

 

This course is designed for special education students and curriculum is based on individual student need as well as IEP goals. The focus of this course is to develop employability skills, such as being on time, staying on task, following rules, following safety rules and procedures, and calendar skills related to work.

 

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENTS:

 

Students are expected to be respectful of their classmates, teachers and staff, and of themselves. The curriculum attempts to provide students with an opportunity to acquire independent living/prevocational skills at a pace appropriate to the students’ abilities and needs.  Safety in vocational settings will be a theme that is continually revisited throughout this course. Students will be expected to practice safety across environments

 

GRADING PRACTICES:

 

-Students will be evaluated by the instructor on the following factors based upon daily observations:

- respect for others

- student interaction (class participation)

- attitude (makes an effort to succeed)

- punctuality (in seat and prepared when class starts)

-  personal integrity (honesty.)

 

-Students will be given in class assignments including group projects and quizzes.

 

*Progress Reports are issued on October 1st, December 13th,  March 7th, and May 9th

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

 

FLS Prevocational curriculum and class content is based on individual student needs and IEP goals. Students will become knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions. Students will be able to:

 

-Develop effective ways to interact with others during school and after school activities.

-Identify strengths and interests required in a job, at home, at school, or in the community.

-Identify local career opportunities.

-Demonstrate workplace behaviors such as punctuality, flexibility, teamwork, and perseverance.

-Demonstrate how positive and negative attitudes affect one’s ability to work with others.
-Use communication and listening skills that result in successful interactions with others.

-Demonstrate effective workplace behaviors and skills.

 

Attendance/Absences:

FLS Prevocational students do a variety of field trips to local businesses. Students also use class time to complete jobs and activities on campus with the support of teachers and staff.  It is important for students to be in class.  If students miss a class they are responsible for getting the work from Mrs. Kapschull and arranging a time to complete missed work as needed.  In the case of extended absence, the student will meet with the teacher and case manager to work out a plan.

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This course explores the world of work. Student develop good work skills with in the context of the school setting. We go on job shadows through out the year to observe the different jobs people do around Saco and beyond.

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This course is designed to meet English/Language Arts standards for students in grades 9/10 according to guidelines set by the National Council of Teachers of English, Maine Learning Results, and the Common Core State Standards in Maine. Using these standards we will examine vocabulary and literary terms, main idea, plot, and purpose, compare and contrast, words and phrases in context, as well as punctuation and grammar through novels, short stories, poems, dramas, articles, and non-fiction. We will spend significant time and effort on literary works and written expression, allowing for accommodations to be made and appropriate modifications to take place to ensure all students work toward meeting these standards. 

This cours will work with sophmores who are on a 5 or 6 year path in a self contained program as

Resources to assist students with mainstream classes.