In the Life skills classroom, I incorporate a blend of academics and social/life skills, as well as a heavy focus on language development. Instruction is differentiated and individualized based on your child’s needs.
Some academic activities will include: calendar, weather, songs, math (counting, numbers, time, money, shapes), reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, sight and, read alouds), and writing (name, date, letters, words, journaling). Direct Instruction programs are used for replacement instruction in the areas of language arts and mathematics.
Some of the social and life skills will include: school skills and behaviors,friendship skills, hygiene (teeth brushing, using the bathroom, washing hands), dressing, eating, visiting the community, phone skills, and knowing personal information (first and last name, address, phone numbers). New this year –we’ll be learning about some science and social studies concepts.
We will do fine motor (like puzzles, tracing, cutting) and gross motor (like throwing,dancing, jumping, moving around) activities. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech/Language Therapists visit the classroom as well.