•      Life Skills Curriculum
    created by Jen Millhimes, Lower Dauphin Middle School
     
    READING

    Sight words in community

    Handwriting

    Writing prompts and stories

    Computer skills

    Spelling

    Current events

    Fiction and non fiction

    Comprehension

     

     

    MATH

    Basic facts

    Time / elapsed time

    Money

    Measurement

    Solving daily life problems

    Estimation

    Calculator use

    Calendar

     

     

    ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

    GROOMING:

    -   apply deodorant

    -   comb hair

    -   brush teeth

    -   wash face

    -   hand washing

     

    clothing management (zippers, buttons)

    meal prep

    eating independently in cafeteria

    making good nutritional choices

     

     

    CBI (Curriculum Based Instruction)

    Safety awareness

    Appropriate behavior

    Following directions

    Safety on stairs

    Map reading

    Money management

    Manners

     

     

     

    FINE AND GROSS MOTOR

    Bi-lateral hand use:

    -    manipulate small objects

    -    keys, counting change, cutting

     

     

    SELF REGULATION

    Sensory issues

    Emotion identification and regulation

     

     

    PRE-VOCATIONAL

    Counting money

    Checking and filling various inventory in building

    Cutting and categorizing coupons

    Cleaning tables

    Assembling

    Laundry, folding

    Filing (coupons, sight words in ABC order)

     

     

    SOCIAL SKILLS

    Work on speech

    Game playing / turn taking

    Sports

    Cooperation

    Communicating needs / wants

    Learning to ask for help

    Figuring out how you can help others