Mrs. Ferguson's Classroom
Welcome Back :)
2018-19 School Year
Schedules, Academics & Parent Pages updated with 2018-19 information
New Page to check out: Past Spotlights 5/21/18
We are excited to announce that we will be adding to our family this July!
Another baby boy, Milo :)
We aren't sure how Levi feels just yet... But we are hoping he will warm up to the idea!
I will be on maternity leave until the week of September 24th.
But don't worry, I will still update the website throughout the summer :)
About me: I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Toledo in May of 2009 (My official title: Intervention Specialist, Moderate-Intensive/K-12 certified). I completed my Masters Degree in Education from Heidelberg University in 2012. I am also Highly Qualified in English & Language Arts, Science, Math & Social Studies as 2015.
This will be my 9th year at MHS & our 5th year volunteering in the Maumee community. This year I will also continue to serve in my role in the school community as the Department Chair of the MD Program across the district, which is a joy & an honor.
Our little guy, Levi Rocco, was born in October of 2016. We absolutely love being his parents! And I couldn't have a picture of Levi without including his furry brother's & sister!
About Our Classroom
Classroom Information: We will work consistently on activities that include (but are not limited to): Functional academics (Math-money, basic; Science-content, current events, cooking; Social Studies-content, current events, various texts; Language Arts-content, chapter book/s, functional reading and writing lessons), Social skill training (communication, appropriate behaviors in and outside of the classroom, etc.) & Personal & health training (cooking, banking, safety in the community, hygiene, etc.)
In addition to our core lessons in the classroom we will continue to volunteer/work within the Maumee community on vocational skills.
Toledo Humane Society
Grocery Shopping & Baking 3-4x per year
To learn more click on the page titled: Community Experience
These opportunities help students to gain skills that not only focus on vocational training but also work on social/communication skills, time management, being prepared, flexibility, travel skills, independence & problem solving skill building... Among many, many others!
We also have our own button company! We create buttons and magnets throughout the year to sell in order to make money to help us pay for our social events.
Additionally we will (of course!) work towards independent IEP & Transition goals (Tarps/travel training, job training, building a portfolio/resume, etc.) to help ensure that the students will be successful both in the present while they are here with us at MHS & then post high school as they pursue their individual goals!
The 5 R's
3. READY (to learn)
5. REACH (above & beyond)
About this Website
I hope that this website can help parents, students, as well as my colleagues see what we do day to day in our classroom & within the community.
Continuing to help build the bridge to positive communication between home & school is my overall goal!