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Life skills activities

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Teaching Functional Life Skills in Special Education - Teaching Special Thinkers

Do you teach life skills in your special education classroom? We used our instructional kitchen to work on basic functional life skills like putting away groceries, sorting silverware, and folding hand towels. These types of centers are such a perfect addition to your academic curriculum.

Free Life Skills File Folder Activities for Special Education

Free Life Skills File Folder Activities for the independent work station in special education classrooms. Practice life skills for community integration!

A Look Inside a Life Skills Lab for Secondary Special Education

Come take a tour of my vocation & life skills lab where students are able to work on their IEP goals and independent living skills!

7 Activities that Changed How I Teach in the Secondary Special Education Classroom

Make lesson planning easier by repeating activities. Keep reading to find out how each life skills activity is different each day.

25 Life Skills Teens Should Learn Before Leaving Home

Don't let your teen go out to live on his own without being prepared! Make sure you have taught these 25 life skills for teens BEFORE your child leaves the house.

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In my life skills classroom, I don’t start teaching academics until after Halloween. Yes, you read that right. No academics until after Halloween. It might seem crazy but there are so many other areas that I focus on for the first 6-8 weeks that aren’t academic subjects like math, reading, and writing. If you are wondering what I teach my students in those first 6-8 weeks in the secondary self-contained special education classroom, head over to this blog post to learn more.
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Create a simple morning meeting routine for your secondary special education classroom with these interactive, digital morning meeting activities. These activities were designed specifically for the special education classroom and include ASL. These activities focus on life skills and are age appropriate for older special needs students. Each activity is differentiated, visual and editable to meet the needs of your classroom. A printable version is also included for you to use with your students
Teach your students about different holidays throughout the year with these simplified life skills reading comprehension worksheets. These worksheets are designed to target WH- questions while also focusing on life skills for your special needs classroom. This set includes 10 passages that focus on different holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and more. They also include 2 differentiated levels for use with all levels of special education students.