Room 201 – Lorin Muir

Lorin Muir

Dear Families and Students,

Welcome to Room 201!

Throughout the 2019-2020 school year, our goal will be to create a positive learning environment where students are consistently working on their individual program goals and behavior management.  Students learn through hands-on activities, lessons on the SMARTBoard and iPad, as well as through manipulatives and worksheets.  Students work independently, as well as in small and large group settings.  In addition to the content areas, the academic program also includes life skills activities, communication skills, social skills, community-based activities and behavior management.

During the year, our class will focus on learning about the U.S. Presidents, World History, basic concepts of Newton’s Laws, Recycling, Earth and Space Science.  They will conduct various scientific investigations using STEM principles, discuss current events, and build on mathematical concepts, vocabulary, and comprehension skills through individualized programming and group instruction.  Life skills will be taught everyday through a variety of programs including reading, following recipes, performing household tasks, and increasing money skills through Circular and Menu Math. These skills will be worked on in school as well as in the community.  Our Community-Based Instruction Program (CBI) focuses on money management skills, social skills, and generalizing skills learned in the classroom into the community.

Maintaining open lines of communication is key to each student’s success.  Please feel free to share any information, questions, or concerns through the daily Home-School Communication book, by phone, or through email.  Be sure to let me know your preference in order for us to best share information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 973-542-0743 EXT. 201 or through email at lmuir@thephoenixcenternj.org. The best times to reach me by phone are 8:00-8:30 am or 2:45-3:00 pm.

Sincerely,

Lorin Muir