My name is Maddy Rynne. Last year I moved from Jacksonville, Florida to Brighton, Massachusetts. This is my first year at CCCBSD! In December of 2016, I graduated from Flagler College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Education and Exceptional Student Education. In May 2018, I graduated from Boston University with a Masters Degree in Reading Education.
Our classroom is a kindergarten-first grade class. There are four students in my class between the ages of 5 and 6 years old. Kate Walsh is the paraprofessional in the classroom.
Our classroom is working on skills related to communication, academics, life skills, and social skills. For math, we are using the Envision Math Curriculum. For reading, we are using a combination of high interest text, Reading A-Z texts, the Bilingual Grammar Curriculum, and BedRock Literacy. For social studies, science, and health we are working with topics related to the school unit theme of “Helping in the Community.” Every week students go to Adapted Physical Education (Monday), Art (Tuesday), Music (Wednesday), and the Library (Friday). Additionally, we do a cooking activity every week (Wednesday).
Our class utilizes Class Dojo as a positive behavior system and a means of sharing information. The Class Dojo website states, “ClassDojo is a school communication platform that teachers, students, and families use every day to build close-knit communities by sharing what’s being learned in the classroom through photos, videos, and messages.”
This quarter our classroom is working on the school-wide theme of “Helping in the Community.” The topics I have chose to relate to this unit theme are: recycling, volunteering, people in our community, and local environments. This quarter we are planning to visit New England Homes for the Deaf to volunteer and socialize.