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My name is Faye Rasmussen and I am so happy and excited to be your teacher this year! Even though we are starting remotely and won't be able to see each other in person when we start, I am looking forward to being together with you in whatever setting we find ourselves in. Together we are a community of learners. I am excited about the learning that will happen this year!
A little about me: I have been a teacher at Parkwood for just over 30 years and this is my 36th year teaching overall. My heart is in this community! I grew up here in Shoreline, I attended Shoreline schools K-12, my two children attended Shoreline schools K-12, and I still live in Shoreline. I love being a part of Shoreline and the Parkwood community. I have seen over my entire life what an amazing place this is to be!
Our students in the blended classroom attend one of three special education classrooms for primary and intermediate students. These are “Blended Classrooms,” meaning that our students have several opportunities each day to work alongside their classmates in a neighboring general education classroom. The general and special education teachers partner and plan together to implement lessons and activities appropriate for all students during our time together. Part of our mission is to broaden our students’ empathy, respect, responsibility, and acceptance of others within a diverse population through a challenging and appropriate education. This collaborative effort relies on close cooperation between students, parents, and staff within the school community. Blending allows for additional adult assistance for all students involved. Our model utilizes flexible, student-centered activities and a truly individualized approach to teaching and learning. Our students have a wide range of academic abilities and love being an active part of our school community!
With the individualized nature of the program, our students use a variety of math resources to meet their math goals. Some examples we currently use are: Unique Learning System, Envisions, IXL, Starfall, teacher-created materials, and other supplemental materials that support the math curriculum.
Our students use a variety of English Language Arts resources to achieve their ELA curriculum goals. These goals are differentiated for each individual student. We use Unique Learning System, Wonders, SRI, reading Milestones, teacher-created materials, and many others.
Our students engage in science lessons from Unique Learning system, blended classroom units, and teacher designed units.
Students use a variety of social curriculums that are differentiated depending on student abilities. We use Second Step and Think Socially.