Hi! Thank you for looking at these SEVEN lessons to develop problem solving, executive functioning, planning, etc. in every day social settings! Included in this packet are the following lessons:
Lesson 1 – Grocery Store Scenarios Gallery Walk–
Around this time of year, I try to plan a few field trips to the grocery store to get the kids out. I complete this lesson by doing a ‘Gallery Walk’ where I place the questions on desks or hang them around the classroom.
I usually put up the first 15 on the first day and the next 15 scenarios during the next meeting. In the gallery walk, I have the students respond to 10 of the 15 scenarios and they can write their responses on the page, or a certain color Post-It. Then, the students have to go around and formulate a follow-up question regarding the scenario or the response written on the page and write it on a Post-it. After, they can go around with a different color Post-it and write a follow-up comment to the questions or scenario, or comment about something they learned.
I always love when the students can get up and move around the classroom while learning! There are other ways you can perform a gallery walk, but this is how I complete it. Response sheets are included. Each question is on one sheet for the reason to write on the question directly.
Lessons 2 and 3 – Developing Phone Skills Regarding Party Planning Scenarios!
For one of the lessons, I have the students use realistic (usually old or broken) cell phones to complete the role-play situations. I have the students work in groups or pairs and pick three during one session and have the group present to the rest of the class.
For the lesson other ‘fill-in’ responses, I have the students work together and then try to respond to the fill-ins as a group and then discuss the importance of each paragraph, such as why is it necessary to RSVP?
Lesson 4 – Party / Event Planning –
Teacher / SLP will complete party planning worksheet with students. Questions such as, ‘Why is it important to look at a calendar to plan a party to choose a date?’
Lesson 5 – Planning a Trip Out of State
For this lesson, I supervise and assist my students while they develop their executive functioning skills to respond to questions and research while using sources on the Internet, to complete tasks necessary to plan a 3-day out of state trip! (Including steps on how to book a hotel room).
Lesson 6 – Planning an End of Year Party
Yes! I have my students plan their own end of the year party! I bring in a dish and a supply item, but they are in charge of the rest by completing necessary items on a check-off sheet!
Lesson 7 – Movie Scenario – Complete the questions about a movie scenario as required!
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org xo Dana