Celebrating Memorial Day Mini Lesson is from Susan Traugh’s Daily Living Skills series book, Celebrating Holidays offering transitional skills for mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with information on the history of a given holiday and knowledge about how to celebrate the holiday appropriately.
Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated, Indicator 13 skills needed for adult independence and Common Core Standard Compliant information.
Written on a 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.
Lessons in Daily Living Skills Celebrating Memorial Day Mini Lesson include the history of the holiday, meaning of the holiday and suggestions for appropriate behavior during the holiday. Additionally, this book provides an answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance to federal mandates.
This mini lesson allows you to "taste" the Daily Living Skills program to see if it is right for your students, however, purchasing the book Celebrating Holidays for $9.50 or purchasing books in a bundle pack provide more economical ways to use the series. You may sample the series with our free book—Doing Laundry.
Titles in the Daily Living Skills transition series include: Becoming Likeable, Becoming Self-Aware, Building Character, Building Self-Esteem, Celebrating Holidays, Cleaning House, Decision Making, Doing Laundry, Dress for Success, Everyday Manners, Fair Fighting, Getting a Paycheck, Grocery Shopping, Interviewing Skills, Kitchen Basics, Making Conversation, Making Meals, Managing Stress, Nutrition, Overcoming Failure, Paying Bills, Practicing Patience, Safe Dating, Seeking Employment, Staying Healthy, Time Management, Transportation, Voting, Who Am I? College and Career
A Power Point Presentation introducing the program to students, parents and staff is available free of charge on this site.
A Teacher’s Manual providing tips on implementation and written ITP goals for the workbooks is also available for purchase on this site.