PRE-SCHOOL AT PIZZO ELEMENTARY Narrated by MARY MARRS

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					PRE-SCHOOL AT PIZZO
    ELEMENTARY


      Narrated by
     MARY MARRS
I am Mary Marrs…and here is the story
of how my classroom was transformed.
    What is different about your
       classroom this year?


• Larger room with pre-k furniture

• Defined space for play and work

• New materials
Before entering our room, you will see a
colorful, theme-based invitation to our
                class.
Come on in
and visit
the Marrs
Stars!
 How did you set up the classroom?

• Well defined areas where children knew
  their boundaries

• Safe and comfortable spaces

• Consider noise levels for activities

• Secure furniture to avoid accidents
    What curriculum do you use?

• DLM curriculum by SRA with literacy,
  math, science and social studies
  components

• Language For Learning Program by SRA

• DLM requires some modifications to fit
  the needs of individual students
        PART 2

THE BENEFITS OF ALL THE
       CHANGES
What benefits have you seen with the
 various changes to your classroom?
What benefits have been seen by
        the teachers?
•   Children are happy
•   Children are successful
•   Children interact more
•   Wonderful new materials
•   Teacher pride
•   Enjoyment of students
•   Teacher collaboration
•   Teacher growth
    What benefits have the families
            experienced?

•   Family dinner
•   Visit the classroom and see activities
•   Mingle with new friends
•   See a typical day through a slide show
•   Experience pride in their child participating
•   Interacting and connecting with other
    families
Special thanks to Mary Marrs and
 the administration of the Pizzo
        Elementary School
    Presentation by

      Dr. Karen Berkman
Center for Autism and Related
          Disabilities
        813-974-2532
 http://card-usf.fmhi.usf.edu

				
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