WELCOME TO MR. ARONOW'S CLASS!
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in ELA, Binghamton University Master's degree, special education, St. John's University NYS Certification for Special education 7-12 generalist, math, ela and general education ELA
I graduated with honors from Binghamton University with a degree in English. I later received training in teaching through the New York City Teaching Fellows program, and I completed my master's degree in special eduation at St. John's University. This is my seventh year of teaching, and this is my second full year at Roosevelt High School.
In my teaching career I have taught in self-contained, co-teach, and resource room settings. Currently, I am a proud member of Roosevelt High School's A-team, the teachers and providers that serve Roosevelt's autistic population.
Hard to believe we are here! I emailed all the families on my caseload and will add this to my school wires today.Last week of school….Get ready for summer!
Be proud of yourself, your resilience, and your ability to adapt to extreme
circumstances is extraordinary! I am so proud of each and every one of you.
Tibbetts Brook Park
Spending time in nature can provide numerous benefits. Seeing different
cloud formations on a summer day, or witnessing a newly sprouting flower in
spring are exhilarating experiences.
Nature on its own is therapeutic.
There are many lasting benefits of spending regular time outside.
Check out this video:
Learn with Mister Clay/ Packing for a Hike/ AAC Educational Video for Kids
Check out these ideas:
There are plenty of field day activities kids can do at home. Check out these
ideas for recreating field day in your own backyard or park
Have fun in the great outdoors!
I hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying the nice weather! Our students were given a final project to work on last week. If they are still not done that is alright. It is important that our students stay engaged with their education, but it is alright that everyone works at their own pace.
If your student is already finished, please see the links below for more readings and activities for your student to work on.
As always, please check out castlearning, i-ready, and my homepage for activities that will help keep your child learning!
Hope to see you all soon!
Good morning all,
I hope everyone is having a great day.
Please see below for the log in information for today's music class.
Hope to se you all soon!
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85413646706?pwd=djJpTnFpNGcrckQ5SWZuald3MDExUT09 Meeting ID: 854 1364 6706 Password: Music
***** NEW ASSIGNMENT *****
I hope you all had a nice weekend, and have had the opportunity to enjoy the nice weather.
This is just a reminder to check my webpage for updates from service providers and links for assignments to keep our students engaged with theie education.
Also, our classroom team has created a fun year end assignment for our students to complete. We think it should be fun!
Until we see each other agian, please stay safe!
***** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OT *****
Hope all is well with you and your families, I sent this information/activities to the families on my caseload and will upload to my school wires today.
NYU Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Workshops Series
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020
- Virtual Platform
- 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- This parent webinar series will focus on different topics relevant to families supporting children with autism during this unprecedented time.
Click this link for more information and to Register:
This week’s Go Noodle recommendation is..... Koo Koo Kanga Roo!
When you need a break from the screen .....let’s play some indoor games!
Quick and easy Indoor game ideas:
1. Magazine hunt.
Turn a magazine into a scavenger hunt.
Instruct kids to find certain items. For
example,”Find something purple or something that
starts with the letter C.”
2. What did I change?
Have your child take stock of what you
look like. Child closes eyes. Change one
thing about your appearance, such as
glasses on/off or smile/frown . Child opens eyes and tries
to identify what changed.
Many More Indoor Game Ideas:Stay tuned....Coming next week outdoor activities!!Have fun!Ms. Kara
***** PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT MESSAGE BELOW *****Good Morning parents,Very important: If your child is going to be participating in the extended school year program (summer school) I will need a new doctors prescription for the student to receive physical therapy!!Most doctors will send out a prescription for services at this time. Some can email or fax and some will mail them out. Some will allow you to show up to the office and pick one up.I have attached the PT script to this email. Once you have the script please email me and we can make arrangement to get it to me and central office.Teachers, administrators and supports staff, if you have a script from AR meetings or know that one was turned in, let me know as that is very helpful.Thanks,Dmitry Libman
***** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PT *****Good morning parents!This week we have 2 video activities the students to complete. I have had a tremendous amount activity logs returned. Almost all have sent me the log which is excellent, keep them coming, we only have one more Monday after today! The log is attachedOn to the work....Fun Gross-motor movement videoJUST DANCE 2014 YMCA 5 STARS Thanks for watching check out my snapchat (hashtagrjgaming) Check out my twitter (RJGaming3) Check out my Instagram (RJGaming3) ...youtu.beBilateral Movement- Both sides!!John Jacobson and friends teach us how to dance to "Rock Around the Clock" written by Max C. Freedman and Jimmy DeKnight, and arranged by Roger Emerson. "Roc...youtu.beHave a great week,Dmitry Libman
Good morning all!Please see below for login information for today's music class on zoom!Topic: Music w. Mr. PollockTime: Jun 3, 2020 02:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/83114468831?pwd=UDFTVk1hOEZDSWkrNkw0aUFlaGRvdz09Meeting ID: 831 1446 8831Password: Music
Hope you and your family are well and you had a good weekend. I sent this email to all the families on my caseload and I will add it to my school wires today.
“My advice is: You always have to keep persevering.”
Hope you have a good week with these new activities!
This week’s Go Noodle recommendation is..... think about it!
Check this think about it out:
Set an intention to help others, and think about how you can be helpful.
Featured Printable: Reflect on a time you have helped someone with this writing activity.
At-Home Activity: Thank others who have helped you! Make a sign for your window or yard to thank your community helpers.
If you make a sign please take a picture and email it to me.
Rainbows have been a sign of hope during the pandemic
A topic that comes up frequently is sleep
Sleep problems are common for children with autism, difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep, frequent and prolonged night awakenings, irregular sleep–wake patterns, short sleep duration, and early-morning waking.
Trying to find a way to improve a child's sleep is so important because we know that good quality sleep can improve overall health and quality of life.
*Email me if you have a specific concern
**If this is not a problem area please email me what works for your child it may help another family. All suggestions are appreciated.
Below are some books/articles out there on the subject of sleep.
[http://solving%20sleep%20problems%20in%20children%20with%20autism%20spectrum%20disorders:%20A%20Guide%20for%20Frazzled%20Families/]Solving Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Guide for Frazzled Families
Bringing Families Together
At a time when personal devices are ever more popular and individual viewing has become the norm, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo brings people together for a shared and uplifting experience that has something for everyone. Young children love seeing their Sesame Street friends in a new way, madcap behind-the-scenes humor keeps older kids laughing, and grown-ups get a kick out of seeing celebrity guests have silly fun with Elmo. Creating a space for gathering, giggling, and simply being together, The Not-Too-Late-Show delights in spreading the loving spirit of the beloved red monster himself.
Learning While Laughing
Kids learn best when they are engaged with a caring adult, whether it’s a passionate teacher or a loving parent or caregiver. By bringing different age groups together, The Not-Too-Late-Show with Elmo sets up for learning success at home. A whole-child curriculum promotes not just academic, but social-emotional skills through a variety of games and guest challenges, with traditional teaching moments sprinkled throughout. With each episode themed on a different part of Elmo’s bedtime routine like brushing teeth, putting on pajamas, and reading a story, the show can be a perfect way to help children bring their day to a close while reinforcing their own family’s evening rituals.
Check it out: Each episode runs 15 minutes long
***** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SCHOOL LIBRARY *****Hello Everyone,
On Wednesday, June 10th at 12:00 PM (noon), the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library will provide a virtual author visit with Ms. Julia Alvarez, author and poet.
Logging onto the event is easy. Just go to www.YPL.org/Alvarez and click on the media player (which will be on the site the day of the event).
I hope everybody had a nice weekend, and that everyone is continuing to stay safe.
A new printable assignment is also ready for download. and will be sent to your emails.
As always, please feel free to contact or call me at anytime with questions or concerns.
***** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PT *****Good Morning!This week we will continue to focus on general gross motor fitness and cross body activities. Keep up with the logs!! Ill be checking in throughout the week.We have 2 videos. One is a high energy basic exercise video followed by cross body fine and gross motor movements, the foundation of Brain Gym!15 Min workout. Teach a child how to get in shape with exercises. Maurice takes you through a beginning workout for kids of all ages, even teens and adults. ...youtu.beBrain exercisesyoutu.beDmitry
I hope you had an amazing weekend. Here is our music zoom info for this week, Cant wait to see you lovely faces tomorrow!
***** NEW ANNOUNCMENT FROM MUSIC THERAPY *****
Good afternoon all!
I hope that you can all join us tomorrow for our regularly scheduled zoom class.
The log in information is below
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 818 0986 7281
Hope to see you then!
Good Morning all! Hope this weekend was fun and active, the weather was perfect!Thank you for sending me feedback, every week I receive more and more filled out exercise logs and its truly amazing how much movement is occurring. Thank you to all the parents and siblings who are supporting exercise and movement with our students!!We have 3 videos for this week. All three are "good screen time" videos as the students are guided through popular story while completing a variety of movements.One is a warm upA sitting-down brain break for with Jaime from Cosmic Kids. A chair-based yoga and breathing sequence ending with an inspiring visualisation! Download our FREE WALLCHART for this series! http://www.cosmickids.com/classplans/... Learn to teach kids yoga with Jaime: http://www.cosmickids.com/learn/ Like Cosmic Kids on Facebook: https://www ...www.youtube.comOne is a movement story (Frozen)An epic kids yoga adventure inspired by Disney's Frozen! Join Jaime as we make the epic journey through Arendelle with Elsa and Anna. The Frozen story in yoga poses! Learn to teach kids yoga with ...www.youtube.comOne is a movement story (Harry Potter)Episode 28 | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure based on JK Rowling's Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone Join Jaime on a fun kids yoga adventure for kids aged 6+ based on Harry Potter. Kids yoga ...www.youtube.comAs always the exercise logs are attached!! Please fill them out and return via email, or a picture text.Dmitry Libman, MSPT
***** NEW ASSIGNMENT *****
Hello Teachers and Parents
Good afternoon! I hope that you all had a refreshing memorial day weekend!
Just a reminder that there are new assignments available on CASTLELEARNING.
Also, a new assignment is now available for download. To download the assignment, CLICK HERE.
As always, please contact me at any time with questions or concerns.
Good afternoon!Please join us today for a virtual music class with Mr. Pollack. The login information is below.Please contact me at any time with questions or concerns.Sincerely,Mr. A
Topic: Music with Mr. Pollock - Zoom Meeting
Time: May 20, 2020 02:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 8263 9914
***** NEW ASSIGNMENT *****
I hope that everyone had a fun and relaxing weekend. At the bottom of this announcement is a new assignment that you can download and complete with your student.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Hope to see you all soon!
***** NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PT *****Good Morning Everyone!!We had some great weather over the weekend, I hope you and yours got a chance to go outside!I have received lots of positive feedback about the videos and it seems like students are really engaged with the video activities. Also thank you to those who have returned the exercise logs! I appreciate that! I have included one workout sheet and two videos below. The log is also attached!I will be following up with you all this week!! Have fun!http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/b/better-health/healthworks/default/ -- Click this link for more information on Cincinnati Children's HealthWorks!...youtu.beKids need physical activity right from the morning, the moment they wake up. These exercises will get them busy and will also provide an outlet for their end...youtu.beBe Well!!Dmitry Libman
***** A NEW ANNOUNCEMENT FROM OT*****
Hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and all is well with you and your family. I emailed all the parents on my caseload this week’s OT activities. I will update my school wires.
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” –Jimmy Dean
Hope you have a fun week with these new activities!
This week’s Go Noodle recommendation is..... NTV!
Noodle Television: https://family.gonoodle.com/channels/ntv-noodle-television
Teaching keyboard skills using fun typing apps & games makes learning fun!
Start Simple: Initially, do not use any rewards if the program or game you are using appears to be engaging enough to get your child to remain motivated. You may need rewards later, however, when the amount of practice needed to gain mastery in the skill grows.
Peak an Interest: Practice typing and writing skills about something that is of interest to your child.
- To work on typing skills, visit one of the free websites below: