I'm starting my first year of teaching this fall, and I'm trying to plan a daily schedule for my 8 or 9 high school kids. 3 of them are very cognitively delayed and will be doing their own individual curriculum with their 1:1 aides. The rest of the kids are academically on a K-1st grade level. The other self-contained class at my school is higher functioning, and the teacher in that room has a schedule planned that emphasizes basic academic skills with little life skills time. For example, she is planning a period for spelling, reading, writing, math, and science. Because my kids are so functional, I feel like I should be focusing more on life skills, but I'm struggling to figure out an actual schedule. I don't just want to plan for "life skills." I would like "Life skills math" and "Life skills reading." Are there any other life skills areas that I can work on that can stand on their own like the examples I gave? Here's what I have so far: -morning work (where they will learn to write addresses, phone numbers, etc.) -calendar time (I know this is elementary, but my kids are very low, and I want to encourage social skills during this time) -reading (I was thinking of doing a reading time where we actually read short books, and also have a life skills reading time where we focused on reading community words like signs, etc. -math (again, I was thinking of doing an actual math with addition, subtraction, etc, and doing a life skills math, like with an in class grocery store) -PE -science -life skills cooking Any suggestions of other subjects or activities to do with this group of students?