Hello and welcome! I am Ms. Eisensmith, Ms. E to my students. I teach students with Autism and students with Moderate Intellectual Disabilities. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me through my email or the school phone:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: (703)361-3106
To kick off the school year we will begin by learning about our classroom rules! In our classroom we use the Force (from Star Wars!)
F - Friendship
O - Open Mind
R - Respect
C - Cooperation
E - Excitement for Learning
In English, we will begin looking at our VAAP (Virginia Alternate Assessment Program) Vocabulary standards while reading the book "Carlos Goes to School". We will use this book to talk about all of the materials we use while at school as well as to discuss all of the expectations we have for our new school year.
In Math class, we will begin with our unit on two and three dimensional shapes! This is a fun unit to begin our year with because, as a class, we can identify where we see these shapes in our classroom and throughout our school building.
We will start off our year in Science with a unit on cells, cell structure, and the cell's organelles. This is a very hands on unit with many fun activities. We even get to create a plant cell out of jello!
Social Studies will begin with a unit on the three branches of the Virginia State Government. To help with understanding, students will use prominent figures within Parkside Middle School to symbolize the three branches of government.