Mrs. Kieft's Page
Buchanan Center Team Room
About the Team Room:
The Team Room is a support room for our six special education
classrooms. As Team Leader for the Buchanan Center program I work with
the staff & students in our program by providing positive behavior
support, social skill support, small group instructional support, and
health plan monitoring. In addition, I coordinate services for the
other center teachers, manage scheduling and paperwork related to
educational programming, assist teachers with making
accommodations/modifications for individual students, and help develop
and implement behavior plans to allow students to be successful. I am
fortunate to have the support of Ms. Whitehead and Mrs. Kozma to assist
with student support for reward incentives, behavioral support and basic
daily functioning of the Team Room.
Daily Functions of the Team Room:
will have the opportunity to visit the Team Room for reward/choice time
activities at their teacher's discretion. Students may also earn the
opportunity to participate in our weekly Fun Friday
activity. Those students who have not had to visit the Team Room more
than once for behavioral difficulties will be able to participate in Fun
Friday. We welcome suggestions for activities, let us know if you have
a great idea or would like to help out during a Fun Friday activity.
a student is having difficulty following directions and functioning in
their classroom they may be sent to the Team Room for a time out. This
is meant to be a time for them to "chill out" and get themselves ready
to be back in class. Once they are calm, able to accept feedback and
ready to comply they are returned to class. An "Uh-Oh" note will be
sent home informing parents of the difficulty so you can discuss this
with them. Further consequences at home are not necessary unless
indicated on this note.
Parents can dial the Team Room directly if they need to speak with me or get a message to their child's classroom teacher.