Co-Teaching Rooms B-204 and B-206
Co-Teaching is defined as two teachers working together with groups of students; sharing the planning, organization, delivery, and assessment of instruction, as well as the physical space. (Bacharach, Heck & Dank, 2004) . I co-teach with both Mrs. Antosy during Reading and Language Arts and with Ms. Werner during Math, Science, and Social Studies. I share my time between both Mrs. Antosy and Ms. Wernerś room throughout the day.
The Resource Room (B-219)
Resource rooms are classrooms (sometimes smaller classrooms) where a special education program can be delivered to a student with a disability. It is for the student who qualifies for either a special class or general education class placement but needs some special instruction in an individualized or small group setting for a portion of the day. Individual needs are supported in resource rooms as defined by the students IEP. The child getting this type of support will receive some time in the resource room and also some time in the regular classroom with modifications and/or accommodations in the general education classroom.
Within the resource room, the student may receive assistance for the areas of reading, mathematics, spelling, and writing, as well as a quite place to take a test, unwind, or chat with their teachers. The third grade resource room staff consists of two certified special education teachers, and two full time paraprofessionals. All of the various staff members in the resource classroom are committed to helping all students learn to their fullest potential.