Students in the Pine Classroom are ages 7-11. Students in this classroom have access to developmentally and grade appropriate curriculum, aligned with Oregon State Standards. Pine students learn best in whole group instruction or in pairs. They are working toward self-monitoring their own behavior in order to work independently for extended periods of time.
Pine students can accurately identify their own emotions and practice their perspective taking skills in order to strengthen their sense of empathy. In Pine, both academic and social-emotional learning occur at the same time in order to maximize the opportunities for students to practice their impulse control, emotional regulation, and flexible thinking skills!
Pine students also participate in weekly Community Based Instruction in order to generalize both social and academic skills learned in the classroom. For example, Pine students have been learning how to read and understand prices, identify different brands of products, estimate and compare costs, and engage in conversation with store workers.