• Date: 03/25/2020

    Functional Academics

    Overview- Measurement Estimation & Practice (Extension activity from baking pancakes)    


    • Large Bowl
    • Small Bowl
    • Measuring Cups
    • Dry ingredients (rice/flour/sugar)
    • Liquid ingredient (water)

    Estimated Time: 45 minutes

    Task: The students will practice measurement and estimating dry and liquid ingredients into small and large bowls. See attached worksheet to answer questions.

    Method of Communication: Send me a picture of you practicing measurements.

    Independent Living

    Overview- Meal Prep. Have your child help with as much meal prep as he/she can during this time off. They will continue to reinforce domestic skills we work on in school. I will send some recipes that students can follow, but your child should be able to help with any meal prepping you do at home.

    Estimated Time: 45 minutes 

    Task: The students will make his/her own meal (breakfast/lunch/dinner) for today with what he/she has at home in their kitchen. Make “Pancakes” - click on this video for directions.  https://flipgrid.com/b935eccf

    Step 1- Wash and dry your hands.

    Step 2- Gather food items or ingredients.

    Step 3- Gather materials.

    Step 4- Follow recipe instructions (modify the meal to the food you have in your kitchen).  

    Step 5- Clean up.

    Step 6- Answer follow up questions on what you made.  Print out or write on a separate piece of paper the answers to the “Today’s Lunch” worksheet. If you cannot write the answers, respond with a verbal response on communication device.

    Method of Communication: Send me a picture of the meal after you make it. *It is not a requirement that you send me back a picture.


    Overview- Household chores-washing dishes/drying dishes/putting items away

    Continue to work on the Job Application/practice writing and typing your personal information/writing your name.

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Tasks- Making pancakes can be a messy meal and requires washing and drying the materials you used. After you make a meal, it is your job to clean up after yourself and not leave it to your parents. Review the steps from the attached e-mail on washing and drying dishes and practice it after you make your meal. You are a part of a team in your household and being a part of that team is making sure you help out and clean up after yourself.

    Job Application- Print out and practice the job application. If your child can not complete the application, have him/her continue to practice their personal information or just writing out their name (see attached job application).

    Method of Communication: Send me a short video clip or picture of you practicing the chore. *It is not a requirement that you send me back a picture/video.

    *Modified activity- Have your child practice sorting objects into bins by color or size (objects can be blocks, laundry, or whatever you have in your house). They can also practice folding laundry or towels and putting them away.