Willow Classes (Early Elementary Grades Cognitive Levels)

Although we have many Willow accommodations, our true Willow Classes are focused on multisensory activities & learning while having fun.

Teacher: Valerie Hansen

Students with special needs will work on academic skills at an early elementary grade level.  Small group centers, educational games, and multisensory activities will be utilized to meet the individual needs of each student.  The classroom will provide a balance of structured learning and a relaxing atmosphere. A small student-teacher ratio will allow students to progress at their own pace while benefiting from peer interaction in a classroom setting.  Skills presented will include letter and sound recognition, sight words, phonics, spelling, number recognition, and counting, one to one correspondence, addition and subtraction, and introduction to telling time and counting money. Students will also participate in thematic studies, handwriting, art, and music.  Friendships and community will be built through work on strengthening social skills and learning to recognize and regulate emotions in an environment that is safe, loving, and welcoming to children with unique learning needs.

Supply List

Supply box
Washable markers
Glue sticks
Bottle of glue
Handwriting book or lined paper to be used during handwriting time

1 inch 3-ring binder
$10 supply fee per semester

Please provide the crayons, pencils, and scissors, etc. that best meet the needs of your child.  I will let you know if supplies run low and need to be replenished.  Students should also bring a backpack, water bottle and snack daily.