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Meaningful Work for a Successful Lif

Meaningful Work for a Successful Lif

When will I ever use this?’ or ‘When will I use this in my life after high school?’ are questions frequently asked by many high school students. Life skills are classes that teach the student abilities such as leadership, social skills, money, and skills such as cooking and paying taxes.  This curriculum is designed to increase student knowledge and skills necessary for everyday living. The courses emphasizes goal-setting, decision making and problem solving, communication, healthy lifestyles and relationships, nutrition, personal safety, citizenship and consumerism.

Livonia High’s Life Skills Classes help prepare students with disabilities to become self sufficient in areas such as cooking, cleaning, and self care. It  also helps transition for post high school employment. Mr. King and Ms. Honore’s classes have been busy in the Life Skills Lab and have thoroughly enjoyed the hands on opportunities and collaboration in the lessons.   Students planned and organized various snacks and meals over the past two weeks. The students enjoyed making oreo balls and pralines as their introductory lesson. They soon advanced to the full meal where they were responsible for preparing, cooking and serving their classmates an Italian lunch in a restaurant style setting.    

As Dr. Kagen said, “In today’s world teamwork skills are employability skills.”  It is the mission and more importantly, the passion of the Special Education staff at LHS, to ensure that all students are prepared for success and independence after high school.