I have been teaching kids with multiple disabilities in South Central Kansas for 14 years. I also work with a respite care organization. I received my B.S.Ed. from Pittsburg State University (go Gorillas!) and my M.S.Ed. in severe and profound multiple disabilities including dual sensory impairments from the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!).
News-2-You's Unique Learning System is offering their summer curriculum for free! I have always been impressed with the News-2-You and have been curious about Unique. A couple of the elementary programs in my cooperative have been piloting the curriculum this year and I'm curious to hear about their opinions of it. Because of the price tag I was a bit hesitant to jump into the deep end so to speak. However, the support materials tagged on to the end of the first News-2-You issue of the month have been intriguing and I think the opportunity to explore an entire unit over the summer at no cost is just what I need to make my decision for next year. I signed up for the middle school level curriculum, which is entitled "It's a Beach Party." The curriculum will focus on water-based ecosystems, especially the ocean. This is perfect for us as a few years ago we did a 3 month long unit on the ocean and I have lots of support materials. And we have several summer birthdays in our group so the beach party culminating activity should be a good way to celebrate both the birthdays and the end of the summer session.
Other grade level offerings include:
Primary (K-2): "Sunny Days" with a focus on Earth and space science
Intermediate (3-5): "A Picnic in the Park" with a focus on insects
High School (8-12): "Summer Vacation" with a focus on popular vacation spots