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by Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte is working toward National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist / Early Childhood Through Young Adulthood.

October 6, 2003

This week, I kept to my schedule and completed all the tasks I set out to finish. I gathered all the information I needed for Entries Two, Three, and Four. I went to the special education file cabinet at our school and looked up the information I needed on the three students I will be using for my case studies. I spoke with the special education teacher who is working with those students now, and she filled in the gaps not covered in the records. My next step will be to decide which student fits the criteria for each entry. Once that decision is made I will begin writing entry number two.

I also arranged with our school librarian, who will be videotaping for me, for a time to set up the tripod so the children will be accustomed to the camera by the time I am ready to begin taping for real. Toward the end of the week, I'll create a list of the tasks I need to complete next week.

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Meet Jennifer Sinotte

Jennifer Sinotte received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Franklin Pierce College in May 1992, and her master's degree in special education from Providence College in May of 1998. Jennifer has spent her teaching career at Bradford Elementary School in Westerly, Rhode Island. For the first two years of her career, she was a resource teacher for grades four and five. For the past four years, Jennifer taught in a primary self-contained classroom, and recently switched to full-day kindergarten.

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