Goal: To improve classroom skills
Objective(s): The student will bring necessary materials to class.
1. Ask yourself "What materials do I need for this class?"
2. Gather the materials together.
3. Ask yourself "Do I have everything I need?"
4. Re-check your materials and pack them up.(McGinnis and Goldstein, 1980 p. 113)
Definition: Bringing materials to class means arriving at class with everything that will be required to complete assignments and meet teacher expectations.
Rationale: It is necessary for you to have needed materials in order to successfully complete assignments with minimal disruption.
Students need to have materials both at the start of the school day and at the beginning of each class.
Students may need to use this skill outside of school, for example in work settings, and recreational activities.
Discuss self-help strategies such as back packs, lists, schedules, charts, etc.
Discuss items that shouldn't be brought to school (i.e. toys, radios, etc.).
Students generate examples of why, when, and where to use skill.
Model/Role-play with Feedback
Students brainstorm things they would need to bring for an a typical school day (i.e. field day, bake sale, etc.).
For two weeks, each student self-records success in coming prepared to class.
Prior to leaving for integrations, have student review process steps. Upon return, check to see if student took all necessary materials to class.
You are going to a special area (i.e. art, music, P.E.) or attending class in another room
You are attending a special activity (i.e. Scouts, overnight with friend, etc.).
Application with Feedback
Initially, some students may need a written list of necessary materials.
Inform students that spot checks for materials will be made.
Keep a chart of how often students come prepared; provide rewards when students come prepared X number of times.
Ask other teachers to do the same thing.
Social Skills Curriculum Guide, 1992
Special School District of St. Louis County