Thursday, September 12, 2013

Upper SRC Curriculum Overview

Upper SRC Curriculum Overview

The SRC Program (Structured Routine Center) is a social communication intensive program that utilizes research based methodology and curriculum to provide foundational education services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other communication related disorders.

Specific Curriculum used in the SRC program:

    • Sight-word reading program
  • Read Well
    • Phonics based reading program
  • Touch Math
    • Visual/tactile math program
  • Yogarilla
    • Motor program used to improve fine and gross motor skills, sensory processing, attention, communication, and cognition.

Daily Activities:

  • Circle Time: There are three circle times throughout the school day. Morning circle, Calendar circle, and Song circle. During each circle time students engage in turn taking, asking questions, responding to questions, greetings, making choices, attending, and social activities.
  • Jobs: Each student has a job during circle time. Jobs include Who's Here Today Helper, Greeter, Lunch Helper, Weather Helper, Counter, Flag Leader, and Line Leader. Students also help with emptying trash cans and cleaning the classroom at the end of each day.
  • Academics: Each day students have a 20 minute Math table time, a 20 minute Reading table time, and a 20 minute Writing table time. Within these tables times, Reading, Math, and Writing curricula are used. There are 2 to 3 students in each group during a table time. Each student's specific IEP goals regarding Math, Reading, and Written Language are addressed within these times.   
  • Social Studies: The forth 20 minute table time is Social Studies. In this table time students work on following directions, fine motor skills, generalized academic tasks, as well as creative thinking and reasoning.
  • Life Skills: The fifth table time is Life Skills. In this area students are completing functional tasks and routines that one would encounter in daily life. For example, we have been working on sorting and folding clothes. A routine that could be put to good use at home!
  • Free Choice: At this time students have the opportunity to practice turn taking, being polite, sharing and spontaneous speech. While staff help facilitate appropriate play and communication, student's social and behavioral IEP goals are focused on during this unstructured time.
  • Sensory Room: We have a fantastic sensory room right next door! We share this space with the Primary SRC. The sensory room includes a swing, water and sand table, bean bag chairs, etc.
  • Snack: Snack gives students an opportunity to request items, describe what they taste like, and hopefully increase tolerance towards new foods.
  • Speech/OT/APE: Students receive services from these related service providers to meet the needs detailed in their IEPs. These specialists also observe other daily sessions, consult with staff, and participate in classroom activities.
  • Music/Library/Technology:  Students spend 20 minutes in each activity at least once a week. We sing songs and play instruments in Music, listen a read aloud and check out books in Library, and learn computer skills in Technology! 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

2013-2014 SRC Syllabus

Sexton Mountain Elementary
Structured Routine Center
Miss Amanda and Miss Ashlee’s classes
2013-2014 Syllabus

Thematic Unit: All about me
Topics of Study: practice of mastered personal information, describing self using attributes (i.e. hair color, eye color, weight, height), indicating preferences and interests
Special activity: presentation about self to peers in both classes
Parental Responsibility: send school supplies from supply list

Thematic Unit: Safety
Topics of Study: safety rules around school, home and the community, basic concepts of danger, community members
Special activity: Pumpkin Patch
Parental Responsibility: Payment for pumpkin patch, permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: Food
Topics of Study: types of food using, basic concepts of nutrition, portions and food preparation
Special activity: Thanksgiving lunch prepared by students for each other
Parental Responsibility: Each family will be asked to donate one food item (i.e. one can of food)

Thematic Unit: Using Money
Topics of Study: earning and spending money, preparation for student store in 2014
Special activity: Shopping Field Trip to the Dollar Tree
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket, and 1-2 dollars for student to use at the Dollar Tree, permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: Seasons
Topics of Study: the four seasons and their resulting weather, activities and attire
Special activity: none
Parental Responsibility: none

Thematic Unit: Sports
Topics of Study: healthy ways to stay active, basic mechanics for popular sports
Special activity: Field trip to Oregon Gymnastics Academy
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus ticket and OGA admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: Animals
Topics of Study: habitats, diets and characteristics of animals
Special activity: Field trip to the Oregon Zoo
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus/max ticket and zoo admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: Environment
Topics of Study: how plants and animals grow, different climates and ecosystems
Special activity: Bowling field trip to Sunset Lanes
Parental Responsibility: Payment for tri-met bus/max ticket and bowling admission, permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: School Spirit
Topics of Study: Every year the track meet encourages each school to show their school spirit, so in preparation; we will be learning more about Sexton Mountain Elementary
Special activity: Beaverton School District Track and Field Invitational
Parental Responsibility: permission slip, disposable cold lunch

Thematic Unit: Camping
Topics of Study: camp themed review of the year with Camp-Learned-a-Lot with the rest of the students at Sexton Mountain
Special activity: “hiking” through the THPRD parks within 1 mile of Sexton Mountain Elementary
Parental Responsibility: permission slip