I work for a non-profit special needs school as a special needs paraprofessional. This year I'm working with a new team & a new teacher. We have science!
Because all of our students have individualized education programs we have to be creative with adaptions to curriculum so we're meeting their needs. Keeping all of the kids interested & presenting things in a broad enough range to ensure success can be an invigorating challenge.
After speaking with the teacher today we're going to incorporate a unit on plants. One of the projects will be growing amaryllis! I can't wait to do this with the kiddos (what a way to beat some of the winter blues. What I'm looking for are suggestions for providers for the bulbs. Keep in mind we have a tight budget, as does every school! I also need suggestions on varieties, big blooms, interesting colors!
We'll be incorporating soil info (very simplified!) and graphing into the project. On-line resources would be great! That way we can incorporate the technology classes into the mix. Thanks for any pointers!