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Jenice Armstead-Robinzine

Year- Long Curriculum Plan

School District: Buckeye Union High School District 201

School: Buckeye Union High School

Grade Level: Special Education Life Skills

Content Area: 9-12 Life Skills 1

National Standards: https://www.naset.org/

Common Core Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/

Performance Standards:

1. Life Skills: Education/ training: (employment and independent living post- secondary goal)
2. Reading: reading /decoding, comprehension, reading speed
3. Math: calculation skills, algebraic problem solving quantitative reasoning
4. Written Language: written expression, spelling
5. Vocational: career interest, career exploration, career, technical education, and job training
6. Learning Skills: class participation, note taking, keyboarding, organization, homework management, study skills,
test-taking skills, and learning style
7. Social Skills and Behavior: interaction with teacher and peers, initiation in asking for assistance,
8. Independent Living Skills: self-care, leisure skills, personal safety, transportation, banking and budgeting
9. Environmental Access/ Mobility: assistive technology, mobility transportation
10. Communication: assistive technology, augmentative communication, sign language, total communication,
picture exchange
11. Self- Determination/Self-Advocacy Skills: ability to identify and articulate postsecondary goals, learning strengths
and needs, independence and ability to ask for assistance with learning
12. Vocational/Transition/Employment: career interests, career exploration, job training, employment experiences
and supports
Calendars information for the district
First day of school: August 8, 2018
Last day of school: May 23, 2019
(a.) In a year there are four (4) grading periods
(b.) There is (172) instructional days and per grading period, for each:
1st Qtr.- 41
2nd Qtr.- 47
3rd Qtr.-42
4th Qtr.-48

(c.) 4 PLC days and (3) teacher in services

Curriculum Mapping:

A pre-test will be given to access the level of each returning student along with new students. Once the
lesson is taught a post-test is given as a measure of growth.
 Having some knowledge of their personal information
 Having some knowledge of reading an analog clock
 Knowing and identifying the alphabets
 Identify community and survival signs
 Identify some coins
 Basic keyboarding using technology

Working with special needs students the same informant is given. Maybe in a
different order based on the needs of the students. Repetition is essential when working with individual
with special needs, due to their cognitive ability.
 Telling time using an analog clock
 Counting money coins and bills
 Write a complete sentence
 Ability say or write personal information correctly
 The ability to set-up multiple step math problems
 Keyboarding using technology

By the end of the school year the students will have a vast knowledge of what was
taught early in the school year. Some faster than others, overall, they would have
moved from where the started to having some skills to advocate somewhat for themselves.
First Semester:
Personal information
Learning the basic math adding, subtracting two digits numbers
Basic life skills vocabulary words and writing sentence
Months of the year days of the week
Analog clock
Daily personal hygiene
Second Semester:
Learn to fill out medical form and job application
Learn how to budget money (pay bills)
Life Skills and career vocabulary words
Marking a calendar
Mock interview/role reversal

Textbook Evaluation:
Remedia Publications, Inc.
https://www.rempub.com/research
Practical Practice Math:
Math in the Mall
Moneysense
Life Skills:
Occupation Words
The Concepts Series:
Calendars (2-6 grade level)

The superteacher.com website is also a good resource I have used in the past to get ideas of other ways to help
in the students learning.
https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/
The curriculum will assist the students in their daily lives during high school where they can carry these skills
over to adulthood. The basic skills of teaching the individuals about the basic skills they will use daily.
Personal hygiene, shopping for themselves, cooking and light household duties.
The Remedia Publication Inc., has been approved by both national and state level of standers required for
students with a disability. The student will be quizzed on their ability to preform these skills. Either by
demonstrating how a particular task is to be carried out, verbally, written based on each person ability to
complete the task.

The importance of having a lesson prepared is because you never know when you may have to have a
substitute. She or he should be able to just pick-up and teach from your prepared lesson. A power point is a
way the students can learn more about the reason they are out of school along with incorporating keyboard
technology into their lessons.

August:
Introduction
All about me Power Point
Pre-test to see where the students are
Teach from the pre-test scores
Personal information
September
Functional math
Calendar/telling time
Quiz (all subjects)
Labor Day Power point
Personal information

October
Functional math
Calendar/telling time
Career vocabulary skills
Quiz (all subjects)
Personal information
November
Functional math
Veteran’s Day Power point
Write a letter of Thanks to someone special in their life (writing prompt)
Personal information
Career vocabulary skills
December
Review learned material for (final)
Short Month
January
Functional math (budgeting, paying bills)
States/Capitals
Personal information (filling out forms) medical and job application
Career vocabulary skills, social and behavior skills

February
Functional math
States/Capitals
President’s Day Power point
Personal information (filling out forms) medical and job application
Career vocabulary skills, social and behavior skills

March
Functional math
State/Capitals
Career vocabulary skills, social and behavior skills
Personal information (filling out forms) medical and job application
Quiz
April
Functional math
State/Capitals
Career vocabulary skills, social and behavior skills
Personal information (filling out forms) medical and job application

May
Review learned material for (final)