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Course name: Life Skills

Course number: 7960010

Teacher:

Objective:

The objective of this course is to provide students with tools and information to increase their independence across settings.

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about and practice daily living activities. This course is project based and will give the student an opportunity practice each skill introduced. The course will cover topics including: Daily Life; Community; and Personal Relationships.

Materials:

News to you: Unique Learning Curriculum:

Additional Supplemental materials provided by the teacher

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers; Staff; and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations; was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         20% completed end of topic assessments (ie. Given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student is able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the topic based on the sunshine state standards)

         30% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (ie. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         40% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Sub-topics

August

Daily Living

(living on my own pre-eval)

Phone etiquette and

Phone safety

(ex: answering the phone and ending a call; calling 911; calling in sick; leaving a message; sending text messages; appropriate phone etiquette; ordering out; taking a message)

September

Daily Living

At home chores and responsibilities (ex: laundry; dishes; dusting; vacuum; changing bedding; changing light bulbs; changing and replacing supplies; putting away food; understanding cleaning labels; choosing the correct tool)

October

Daily Living

Choosing the right clothes (shopping for size; where to get clothes; appropriate clothing for activates)

Health and Wellness (basic first aid; choosing nutritious meals; serving sizes; understanding prescription and non-prescription drug labels; following a medication schedule; hygiene to stay healthy; resources for when you get sick)

November

Daily Living

(living on my own post-eval)

Safety

(Ex: Fire safety; handling an emergency; internet safety; kitchen safety; safety with electricity)

December

Community &

Half year review

Exploring social and recreational activities (ex: music; art; games; books; camping; exercise; bird watching)

Identifying recreational likes and dislikes

Inviting friends

January

Community

Creating a shopping list

(when to replace products; expiration date; review meal planning; shopping for non-food products and where to get them; price comparisons)

Making a reasonable estimate of purchase

Completing a cash transaction

Completing a credit transaction

Eating out (estimating expenses and tipping)

February

Personal Skills

Self-expression (asking for help; accepting constructive criticism; accepting compliments; apologizing; asking politely; asking a question; getting someone’s attention; introductions)

March

Personal Skills

Interactions (being a good listener; being supportive; compromising; conversation- endings, starters, and topics; friends; co-workers; acquaintances; and strangers)

April

Personal Skills

Dealing with feelings and emotions (exploring feelings; identifying feelings; coping with feelings; talking about feelings)

May

Personal Skills &

Year review and wrap up

Making choices and decisions (good and bad; expressing preferences appropriately; compromising)

 

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