Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vocational Skills - Grocery Store

Look at all these great grocery store items we received in the mail last week from DonorsChoose!! I have been trying to get more activity boxes that are geared towards vocational skills and I thought one working in a grocery store would be fun for the kids. The only downside is that it doesn't fit in a small box like my other activities, and I am desperately waiting for someone to find me some sort of shelving I can keep it on. For now, we will live with it taking up our entire back table. 
Along with the food we also received toy cash registers. Last Friday I stayed after work and took pictures of each of the food items. My thought was to put together picture grocery list for the kids to use to find the items. Then I thought, since most my kids are pretty good at reading or at least sounding out, I would put the picture lists on the back burner and do written lists instead. I still plan to do the picture lists for our lower kids, but for now, this is what my class will work with. 
I found a really cheap price gun on Ebay for 10 bucks and priced each of the items with the sticker. I also made these grocery lists and an answer page as well. Today was the first day trying it out with the kids and they really seemed to love it. I told them they didn't have to do all three of the lists and could put their answer key in their box and come back another time, but each of the 4 that worked on it today wanted to do all three of the cards. 

Here's what I learned. Of the four kids who did the lesson, each of them had different answers on their answer sheets for each list. Though they enjoyed the activity, and it really kept their attention, their accuracy was not that great. So, new plan. I am going to shorten the lists and make different levels. I think these ones I did above will be at the highest, a level 3. So, by the beginning of next week, we will have levels 1 and 2 ready to go. They can start there, and as they master those lists, they can move up to a card with higher difficulty. 

So much going on to fit all this in but we'll make it happen. Friday will be the last of my 5 Freshman IEP's that have to be completed within the first 30 days of school and I should get the keys to my new house two weeks from today!!! Hope everything is going well in your class. No more days off for awhile so we shall trudge along!

I have posted the lists in my store if you are interested in owning a set. You can find them HERE

Tootles,

12 comments:

  1. This looks great! Where did you order the grocery items from?

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  2. I got it free through DonorsChoose but i think it was shipped from School Specialty.

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  3. These food items are awesome! I love that they look real and not babyish! How much did you ask to raise through Donors Choose?

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    1. I think in total it was around 600.00 including fees. I got double of everything and 3 cash registers. There was some other food I had requested but it was smaller, wood, and didn't match, so I donated it to our emerging classes. They also were out of a couple things I had requested so ordered these cute counting food cans that also went to our emerging group.

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  4. I have been trying to save up boxes from food I eat for our store, but after 3 years...it appears I only eat crackers & pop tarts! Why didn't I just think of the genius idea to order it all?!?! THANK YOU!!!! You're Brilliant :D

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    1. Are you going to be putting the cards in you TPT store? Now that I'm copying you, I might as well go all the way ;)

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  5. I have been looking for these grocery items in School Specialty- do you know what they are called? THanks!

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  7. would you please e-mail me the name of the grocery food from School Specialty

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