Each month, students in Mrs. Madeline Crowder’s class learn about a new Life Skill of the Month. Each day, they work on activities related to the life skill of the month to generalize various skills and understanding. In August, students began by reviewing hand washing skills. For September, they are learning about recycling and what it can do for our society and world. They are also gaining an understanding of how they can do their own recycling in the classroom by sorting recyclable items and collecting aluminum can tabs and using them for classroom materials. For each Life Skill of the Month, students typically practice the skill, read books related to the skill, and do a variety of other hands-on activities to gain more understanding of the skill. For the rest of the year, students will be working on a variety of other skills, such as, sorting/folding laundry, washing dishes, cleaning, etc.
Washington Center student Jace Randall, assisted by Para-Educator Lopez Bryant, practices life skills by sorting items for recycling.