Life Skills Content

Our goal in High School Life Skills is to prepare our students for the real world.  Therefore, students enrolled in Life Skills will focus on the following subject areas and general topics necessary for life.

  • Functional Mathematics – Students receive a combination of whole group, small group, and individual instruction for math class.  Some functional skills that we will work toward mastery on are:
    • Identifying money
    • Adding coins and bills
    • Paying for items
    • Making change
    • Reading Mastery Group
      • Fluency and Comprehension
      • Functional Words
    • Custodial Skills
      • Wiping tables
      • Sweeping floors
      • Running vacuum
  • Functional Reading – Students are enrolled in one of the following groups for reading and writing on their schedule.
    • Wilson Reading Group
      • Decoding and Encoding
      • Sentence Building
  • Life Skills Science/Health – This year’s focus will be on the following topics when we hold science class.
    • Characteristics of Living Things
    • Body Systems and their importance
    • Healthy Choices
  • Social Studies/Social Skills – Students will receive social studies and social skills instruction during Morning Meeting each morning.  These areas will also be incorporated into other subjects.
    • Greeting others
    • Starting a conversation
    • Asking and answering “Wh” questions
    • Using appropriate tone, rate, and volume for various situations
  • Skills for Life – This course is a combination of a Family and Consumer Science Class along with Life Skills.  In other words, during this class, students will have an opportunity to learn true skills for LIFE!
    • Writing a recipe, making a shopping list, shopping for items, following a recipe
    • Doing Laundry
    • Cleaning up after self
    • Brushing teeth and hair
    • Fundraising
    • Housekeeping
      • Watering plants
      • Washing dishes
      • Pantry shelving
  • Vocational Activities – Students may participate in any of the following prevocational activities during the week.
    • Prevocational sorting bins
    • Clerical work
      • Sorting/delivering mail
      • Using school tools