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Josie Hinkle Elementary Special Education       Phone: Email: Josie Hinkle  

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Engaging Learning Methods

Elementary students have been using a variety of engaging learning methods for academic achievements. Some of these methods are: Using Legos to build letters. This will help with letter recognition. Learning to write their letters. . . .

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Ashley Jones: Teacher Spotlight

Mrs. Ashley Jones, a second-grade teacher at PCR-I, tells us more about her journey to education on this Twosday, February 22, 2022. Mrs. Jones says, "I have worked with children at church from doing nursery to teaching Sunday . . .

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Tara Fenton: Teacher Spotlight

February is #loveteaching month and we cannot wait to celebrate more of our terrific teachers at PCR-I! Ms. Tara Fenton joined our teaching team over 9 years ago. She grew up just miles across the border in Seymour, Iowa.  . . .

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Intrinsic Motivation vs Extrinsic Motivation: What Motivates Your Child?

We all want students to be driven from within; however, there are times that external motivation can really help the student. What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? How can this help me help my child? Take a couple . . .

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Learning with a Fun Activity in Mrs. Bain’s Classroom

The students in Mrs.Bain's classroom were able to practice math skills, reading skills, and following directions skills by drawing a Christmas themed picture.

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Hands-On Learning in Mrs. Bain’s Classroom

Hands-on learning or experiential learning is a great way for students to learn. Students are able to be active and use a variety of their senses. In Mrs. Bain's classroom, students are working to identify letters and . . .

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Accommodations vs. Modifications

Students in special education have accommodations and modifications included in their IEPs. While the two words sound very similar, they mean two different things.  Accommodations help special education students . . .

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Repetition is the Key to Learning.

    In any area of life, repetition is the key to mastering new skills. Some skills can easily be mastered after practicing a few times while other skills can take several weeks. In the special education classroom, . . .

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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome to PCR-I Elementary Special Education!

Hello and welcome back to school! I am hoping these first couple of weeks transitioning back to normal routines after a long break have been seamless for you and your family! I believe an introduction is in order as I am new to . . .

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Elementary Special Education: Mrs. Josie Hinkle

Welcome to PCR-I!

Hello! My name is Josie Hinkle and I am the new Elementary Special Education Teacher. While I am new as an employee to Putnam County R-I, I am not new to the district or county! I have lived here my whole life and graduated from Putnam in . . .

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