This practical exercise is excellent for students who struggle to orient themselves in time by sticking to an organized schedule. Many students in special education need lots of practice with learning how to organize their days so that they can eventually become independently productive.
This packet is framed around the idea of the student becoming a veterinarian or vet technician. Many of my students have expressed a great love for animals over the years, and especially for older students in special education, it is very important that the life skill based tasks you give them feel applicable to their own lives. Finding special education resources that are not too "babyish" for the student's age, but are also developmentally appropriate can be incredibly difficult!
Because of the focus on applicability to a real life scenario students will be engaged in this activity that targets key skills such as: time management, organization, sorting, prioritizing, following directions and a number of other important executive functioning skills.