Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I couldn't be happier to be teaching your child. If I am a new teacher to your child, please let me introduce myself. My name is Katie Ferrara, and this is my second year teaching autism support at Horace Mann Elementary. Besides what was asked for on the supply list, I am asking for the following specific items to support our classroom needs.
Reinforcers- (food, small toys/items, fidget toys, etc.) These are items your child enjoys that will help the students adjust and feel comfortable and can earn during the day. Extra Clothes- If your child tends to have accidents, please send in at least 2 full changes of clothes including tops, shorts/pants, underwear, and socks. If your child is fully toilet trained, one extra set of clothes is sufficient. Art Smock- An oversized shirt for messy activities. Summer Activities- Please send a quick note and/or pictures of what your child enjoyed over the summer break such as vacation, camp, swimming, etc.
Thank you so much and I am looking forward to working with you to facilitate a successful, positive year of learning for your child!
Katie Ferrara Special Education Teacher Horace Mann Elementary