We’re very excited for the 2018-2019 school year! As we kick off the year, we would like to introduce our new team members:
I’m Deidre Lock. I’m a native to Fort Collins and have been a teacher at Bacon since 2011. I am excited to join the Integrated Services team this fall. I’ll be working with Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 4th grade students. The students and staff at Bacon are what make my job so much fun and rewarding. I’m looking forward to a fun 2018-2019 school year.
Hello! My name is Tara Walsh and I'm excited to begin my first year as the Extensive Autism teacher at Bacon! I earned my undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado and am currently working on my Master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. I'm excited to have a great year at Bacon!
Keeping daily routines is very important to all children (and adults). Below you will see a small part from a PBS Kids article about maintaining a routine as we all make the transition from summer vacation to back to school!
It's the Little Things:
Children thrive in a well-ordered and predictable environment, where daily routines such as arrivals and departures, mealtimes, nap times and toileting are dealt with consistently by all caregivers. Daily routines provide opportunities for children to learn more about themselves, the world and other people. Daily routines also offer children a sense of stability, and a feeling of warmth and caring from their teachers. The challenge is to develop appropriate daily routines for children which offer them a sense of consistency and security, yet remain flexible and responsive to the individual needs of each child. -PBS Kids