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    Welcome to our classroom !
     
                                                                                                                           Mrs. Riordan
     
     
     

    Name: Krista Riordan- Special Education Teacher
    Email Address:
    riordank@bcsc.k12.in.us
    Phone number:
    812-376-4403 ext. 1113

      I will be teaching Special Education in room 113.  Students will also be following daily schedules and active in classrooms throughout the building.
                                                                    Speech Pathologist is Ally Kellehar, Occupational Therapist is Connie Ortman, Physical Therapy:  Hannah Burke, and Vision Specialist: Mindy Koehne
     
     In our classroom we work on strategies to become independent in daily living and academic skills.  Teachers, assistants and peer helpers work together to meet individual education  goals. We will be building growth mindset vocabularly as we identify goals and ways we can achieve them. 
    In the beginning of the year, our focus will be on our classroom community and learning classroom routines.   There will be guided discovery of Positive Behavior Instructional Support throughout Northside.  Schoolwide expectations allow for students to have a safe learning environment while succeeding in doing their personal best.  LifeSkill students will have hands on experiences through math, reading  and communication classes. Thanks to parents for regularly checking notebooks and encouraging your teens at home.  
     
     Life Skill :  Patience and Flexibility
     
     Communication  Skills:   "Eyes looking, ears listening and shoulders facing," for good communication.