Community Independence Instruction
Allison Steves, Samantha Most, Mark Russell
Course Objective: To promote functional life skills in natural environments both in our school and non-school community, following classroom instruction and practice, thereby encouraging independence and problem solving.
Students will be instructed in nine Life Skill Strands:
Personal ManagementKnowing and expressing personal information
Personal care, dining, cooking, etc.Recreation / LeisureCommunity
Creating and following a shopping list, restaurant etiquette, servicesVocational
School: recycling, clerical
Community: stocking, baking, restaurant workFunctional Academics
Paying for different things, time management, letter writingCommunications
Social skills, self-advocacy, telephone skillsMotor SkillsSocial Competence
Appropriate public behaviorProblem solving
Self-determination & Self-advocacy
Interests, goals for future
Students will accomplish goals and objectives through in-school lessons/projects, as well as a weekly trip in the community. Weekly trips into the community will always fall on an A day each week:
This is a non-graded class and will be assessed on a Pass/Not-Passed scale. The grade book and report card will reflect:
Students will be observed on class participation, accomplishment of skill/objective, and various projects related to the lessons (letter writing, setting a table, for example).
P for passedor
N for not-passed.