• Grades K - 5 VE Exceptional Student Education 


    Building 15 Room 13


    Welcome to my classroom page!  Students will be working on their grade level from textbooks, flashcards, group activities as well as individualized educational activities. 

    Ms. VanDevender’s Discipline Plan

                 2017 – 2018

    • Verbal Warning
    • Parent Contact
    • Note Sent Home
    • Discipline Referral


                 Students are expected to follow school wide expectations and the county code of student conduct at ALL TIMES.  When in my classroom, there will be no food, drink or gum.  HOWEVER, there will be times during the year we will have special treats that your child may earn.  When these occasions occur, we will meet in the cafeteria or outside at the picnic tables to share our reward as an entire class.

                When misbehavior or non-compliance occurs, I like to deal with it within my classroom.  I will do my best to work with you and your child to come up with a solution to improve student performance in the school setting.  It is for that reason that two of my four steps involve parental contact.  If we work together, I believe we can make a wonderful difference in the life of our student.

                If you have any questions, concerns or information that you would like to share with me, please feel free to contact me at any time.  Please leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I possibly can.  I look forward to getting to know you as the year progresses.  Let’s make it a great year!


    I expect my students to get to class on time.

    I expect student to put forth their best effort and try to learn the material.

    I expect student to be on their best behavior.

    I expect students to be respectful of others in the classroom.

         Every Thursday we have a “Block Day” schedule.  This allows us to have two periods of math back to back.  This year I would like to use this time to dedicate to teaching your child Life Skills or Real World Opportunities.  If you think about it, Math is everywhere around us.  We use math EVERY single day as we go about our lives.  I would like to make real life connections for your child to see how important math truly is to them.

         Some of the activities that I would like to do on these days may include:

                  Kitchen and cooking activities                                Garden and plant life

                  Measurement and distance                                    Telling time

                  Band and music                                                    Social skills


    Within each of these themes, activities will focus on the performance of tasks that may include:

    • Recognizing and identifying information                  
    • Providing examples
    • Describing information                                          
    • Accessing information using different sources
    • Understanding the impact and consequences of one’s actions
    • Making appropriate choices                                   
    • Traveling the campus to practice skills learned in class
    • Demonstrating knowledge through application both in and out of class
    • Games and activities                                             
    • Role playing
    • Guest speakers                                                     
    • Hands on activities to show understanding


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