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Welcome your class back to school! They will participate in a character education lesson in order to build community at the school. First they identify needs of new young scholars by putting themselves in their shoes and create welcome packs for newcomers and visitors to their school. Then they participate in a buddy program to create a caring school environment for all.
I used to hate filling out job applications when I was younger. Make a tedious task painless for your job-minded upper graders. They practice their written communication skills and get ready to search for employment by filling out several different types of job applications. There are five different applications attached to the activity.
Use a mock grocery store to learn about money concepts, making lists, spelling, and life skills. Young shoppers will use real money, make grocery lists, learn how to interact with a cashier and customer, and bag groceries. Great for teaching everyday life applications with links to math.
Students investigate the importance of financial planning. In this middle school Mathematics/Life Skills lesson, students explore the difference between need and wants and the importance of goal setting. Students also examine the six stage of the decision-making process.
Explore life skills with your class, in which they design, and produce a hard copy program for and about the life skills. They follow one to two step directions. Then they select the proper upper and lower case letters necessary to print one's first and last name using the computer. They can select one's own name form a series of ten names.
Play life-skills Jeopardy hosted by none other than Alex Trebek. This game tackles some interesting topics such as, consumerism, sexual health, pollution, medical terms, and resources of various types. Note: This resource is well done but the content is not clear and doesn't connect to curriculum as well as it could.
Develop life skills through the use of an AppleWorks Banking kit, a spreadsheet program, and a role play activity. This life skills lesson utilizes technology plus busines and social studies principles. Note: All materials suggested can be easily found without having to use a special resource.