Seth's Sasquatches
Emotional Support Elementary/Middle School

"Social behavior and the capacity to manage challenge are dependent on the neural regulation of physiological state."
Dr. Stephen Porges

Our teachers and specialists at White Clay view behaviors comprehensively and in a holistic brain/body paradigm. In our ES pod, we understand the difference between behavioral compliance and building the capacity for emotional regulation that underlies behavioral control. Through our training in therapeutic crisis intervention, our staff approaches each child from a bottom up perspective to understand the origins of our students'  mild to moderate behaviors that have impeded their success in a traditional classroom. 

We understand that sometimes behavioral challenges are a child's body's way of coping with sensory challenges. Our occupational and speech therapists work with our students to understand each of our student's sensory systems. This provides us with  window into potential triggers and a helpful set of strategies to better help our kids cope with the anxieties they encounter in their environment. 

With this information, we create an emotional support plan for each of our students as we implement a full academic curriculum across all areas. We will then provide our RTI Tier 3 academic interventions in areas where they show both cognitive deficits and areas of strength. This therapeutic classroom  incorporates a high level of behavior management techniques throughout our kids’ day in order to regualate: emotion,  attention, coping skills, pragmatic communication skills, social interactions, critical thinking, executive function, flexibility and recovery skills. We have the following classrooms in Seth's Sasquatch Pod:

 

ES Primary 1 (grades 1 to 3)

ES Primary 2 (grades 4 to 6)

ES Middle School (grades 6 to 8)

 

         We pull from the following curriculums for each of our student's appropriate academic programming. 

     

 

    Elementary 

          Reading

  • Explode/Beyond the Code

  • SRA Reading Mastery

  • Verbalizing Visualizing

  • Wilson Fundations

  • Orten Gillingham- ISpire

  • Attainment’s Early Literacy Program

  • Reading A to Z

  • Headsprout

  • Reading Assist

  • Attainment Literacy Series

 

Language Arts

  • Inspiration

  • Just Write Workbook Series

  • SRA Language for Learning

  • Writing A to Z

  • Wordly Wise

  • Keystone Reading

 

Math

  • Touch Math

  • Attainment’s Hands on Math Series

  • Modern Curriculum Press

  • Everyday Math

  • Splash Learn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Science

In science we were able to create bubbles inside of bubbles by experimenting with the cohesiveness of water molecules. We figured out that we could create up to 4 bubbles inside a bubble as long a we inserted a straw that was wet...and we could keep the bubble intact even after we poked it with our fingers...as long as our fingers were wet! Bubbles are the best!

Secondary 

  Reading

  • Readtopia

  • Holt Literacy

  • Readworks

  • A to Z Reading

 

Language Arts

  • Source book

  • Write Source

  • Wordly Wise

  • EPS Writing Skills

  • Holt Language

 

Math

  • Holt Math

  • MCP Math

  • Key to Math

  • Everyday Math

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Examining one of our favorite invertebrates...earthworms! 

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Following directions is always more fun when you add music to it!

Music Class

Our job was to buy the pies (and whipped cream) for our Thanksgiving meal donations!

GIVING BACK