Hi I am a new life skills teacher with lots of questions! My class is going to be grades 3-5. I've been reading through the IEPs of the kids that are registered so far. Several are non-verbal and at least one is medically fragile. This is my first time in public school, my second year teaching. Is there no standard curriculum for life skills? I was told to review the essence statements for the STAAR ALT test (we are in Texas) and create a scope and sequence from this. I am so lost. The essence statements are really general. I don't even know which grade 3-5 my kids are actually in. One student is noted to have the intellectual development of a 6 month old. So I understand I can work with his IEP goals but its on the IEP he should identify themes in fables and legends. ??How is this possible when the next goal is he turns his head when spoken to? Please if you can tell me how to start writing lesson plans or scope and sequence. Is everything related to be being functional? Can you give me an example of what you would be doing in September in a class like this? Thank you!!