Everything you need to teach students what to wear for the weather: Label and sort clothing; use clues to figure out the weather; determine what clothes are appropriate for the weather; have conversations about the weather and clothing items. Includes pictures and photos. Each section has a family letter you can send home to parents so they can work on this skill at home, too.
Data collection, progress reports, and IEP goal suggestions included.
• For students who need a very simplified approach, begin with only clothing for a specific type of weather. Work with the student using discrete trials to learn the items. A data collection sheet is included for this purpose. Once these are mastered, add a distractor—a picture that obviously would not be worn. Gradually increase, until the student is able to select from a variety the clothing for the day.
• For some students, it might be more meaningful to take pictures of the students’ clothing and use those photos for instruction. You can work with parents or photograph students in various outfits throughout the year.
• Use the thermometer to indicate what temperatures in your climate are typical for certain kinds of clothing. You can have students sort the clothing by the different weather conditions.
• Use the seasons pictures to help students sort clothing and accessories for different kinds of weather.
• Print two copies and play a matching game to help students learn to label the items.
• Use the photos for conversations with your students: What season do you think it is? Why? What are they wearing? What do you wear to keep your [head/hands/feet] [warm/dry]?