Mrs. Ferguson's Classroom
Welcome Back :)
2018-19 School Year
Parent Page (May Calendar updated) & Pictures (Vocab. Day): 4/23/19
Recycling & Parent Page: 4/15/19
New Pages: Coffee Cart & Recycling 4/12/19
Parent Page, 2 important notes with dates about testing & time needed to be at school: 3/6/19
Updated Polar Day Info. for next snow day: 2/5/19
Home Page, New Spotlight & Past Spotlights: 2/4/19
Resources (updated 2018 Standards, added a link for LiveBinders, updated Board off DD website access link & updated Guardianship access link): 1/16/19
Home Page, Vocational & Past Spotlight: 1/10/19
Community Experience (Grocery Store & Holiday Treats for Staff): 12/21/18
Student Websites & Our Business Page (New Logo!!): 11/29/18
Parent Page: 11/13/18
Testimonials (from the Humane Society) 11/8/18
In the Spotlight:
Dan the Man!
No time to waste for this guy! He got right to work on Monday morning after all of our days off of school for the cold & snow!
IMPRESSIVE!! KEEP IT UP BUD!!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD MILO KNOX!
Born on July 26th :)
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.
This will be my 10th year at MHS & our 6th 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.
I love to spend time with my family in my free time! We are soon to be a family of 7 (of course this includes our 3 furry children), which is so exciting! I love to go to my family's cottage, go to the movies, and my most favorite thing to do just relax at home with my loved ones :)
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!