How do the students in instructional programs interact with other students at Windsor?
Students in our Communications & Foundations classrooms also have an assigned general education buddy class at their grade level. Students join their buddy classes for specials (Art, Music, PE, LMC), for special events happening in the classrom, field trips, and for content classes such as Science and Social Studies or other academic areas as appropriate. They also eat lunch with and attend recess with same-aged peers.
Students in the instructional programs also participate in weekly Structured Recess (K/1st) facilitated by a Social Worker and twice-monthly Community Builders (2nd-5th) facilitied by a team of teachers. These programs provided guided opportunities for students to play and interact with one another.
We also provide reverse integration opportunities, where students in the instructional programs invite general education buddies into their classrooms for activities such as cooking.