• Course Overview

    Title of Course: CI Life Skills

    Teacher’s Name: Ms. Florida

    Course Information: 5th Hour. Grade 6th – 8th. Full Year: 1 Credit

    Teacher Information: Room 907. 2nd hour – Planning hour: 8:55 – 10:50

    Teacher Phone: 810-591-6289

    Teacher email: tflorida@carmanainsworth.org

    Prerequisite(s): For 8th graders; Successful completion of 7th grade Life Skills. For 7th graders: Successful completion of 6th grade Life Skills. For 6th graders: N/A.

    Course Description and Overview of Content:

    Based on student IEP Goals and Objectives, participants will cover many/all of the following:

    • Personal Hygiene
    • Social Skills (peer pressure, language, dealing with stress, point of view, acceptance, responsibility for own actions)
    • Location, use, and return of materials independently
    • Applying problem-solving steps
    • Discussion of personal interests, strengths, and goals
    • Organization of daily work
    • Completion of errands independently
    • Career Exploration
    • Completion of forms requesting basic information (phone, birth date, address)
    • Dictionary, phone book usage
    • Planning and preparing simple meals./following cookbook recipes
    • Alphabetical order
    • Food labels
    • Current events and media

    Course Goal/Intended Outcomes:

    Students will be working at an individualized pace with an individualized curriculum. Students will be making progress towards their goals and objectives in the functional domain. The intended outcome is to see the students learn basic life skills that will lead them down the path of independence.


    Texts and/or Other Materials: 

    • Teacher Created Materials/Documents
    • Dictionaries/Phonebooks/Newspapers
    • Coupons/Food labels
    • Notes/Activities
    • Individualized/Small Group Activities and Packets
    • Recipes/Cooking Supplies

    Format and Activities:

    • Learning games to enhance and enrich life
    • Group Activities
    • Class Discussion
    • Small Group/Whole Group Instruction
    • Electronic Media
    • Classroom based Assessments

    Grading Practices and Procedures:

    Grades will be formulated using the following methods:

    • Completion of daily class work/homework
    • Classroom-based assessments
    • Projects (Group and Individual)
    • Class participation, daily effort, attitude and behavior
    • Progress Towards IEP Goals and Objectives


    Students are expected to be in their seat working when the bell rings. If not, they will be considered tardy. After the 4th and 8th tardiness, student will be referred for disciplinary action as per the student handbook.

    In order to guarantee that the student receives the appropriate instruction, it is important that students come to school on a daily basis. All absences must be excused by the parent or guardian via phone call or note to the attendance office. If the absence is excused, the student will be permitted to make up the missing work at home on their own time. Please see the student handbook for more details on the procedures.

    Classroom Rules and Procedures:

    Students are expected to come prepared to class on time every day. Work needs to be turned in on time. All materials must be present each day. Also, it is imperative that every student and adult is respected in the classroom. Students will realize that each and everyone require different learning styles and may learn at a different pace. Students will be given time in class to complete ability-appropriate work. If the work is not finished, it will be taken home to complete and turned in the next day for full credit.

    All rules from the student handbook will be enforced.


    Academic Integrity:

    Students are expected to complete their own work and turn it in on time. Cheating or plagiarism will result in zero credit for individuals involved.

    Technology Usage:

    Computers are available for students to use in the school setting. An AUP must be signed and on file in order for the student to utilize them. There are computers in the classroom and computer labs for the students to utilize. Any misuse of computers will result in the loss of privileges, and if damage occurs, disciplinary action will occur.


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