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 Ms. McGinness My 4th graders are learning the states and capitals and where they are located. We are also working hard on Shurley Grammar, and the kids are loving it. Snow day today! Jan 08, 2010

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Ms. Christi McGinness
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Rochester Middle School
Charleston, IL
Class Information:
Room Number: 509
Students per Class: 19
Class Description:
I deliver direct services for 8 students in fourth grade. I support 14 students and also deliver accommodations to 6 students for another special education teacher. We have a very busy room. And, it's extremely small. Whe 8 direct students are in class, I am not able to walk about or sit during a lesson.
Special Educator
projector, more space
My Philosophy:
Start where a child is and teach from there. You can't teach a child something that they haven't the background mastery. I also believe in getting the kids involved in the lesson.
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
Eastern Illinois University - 1978 - BS in Ed. Eastern Illinois University - 1987 - MS in Ed.
Been doing the spelling bee since 1998. Photographevents at my grade level.
Why Do I Teach?:
I certainly don't teach to do all the paperwork and testing, and to attend all the meetings that they require of special educators. I teach because of the kids. They make my career choice a great one. This is my 31st year in special education, and I still love my work with the children.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 10 %
     Special Needs: 14 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 98 %
     Hispanic: 1 %
     African American: 1 %
Average number of students in class:: 27 students
Number of students I teach:: 19 students