1. Topic-
Transitioning from High School To Adult Life: Life Skills
2. Content-
Skills to foster independent living.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. budget money to purchase grocery items to make a meal.
2. Go to the grocery store to purchase items for a meal.
3. Successfully follow a recipe to cook a meal from the items purchased.
4. Objectives-
1. learn to accurately budget grocery money.
2.Learn to create a list and shop for grocery necessities.
3. Follow a recipe and prepare a meal.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. list of average prices for common grocery store items.
2. calculator
3. grocery list
4. cook book
5. cooking and kitchen utensils
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Discuss what happens at meal time at each students house when their parent/guardian prepares a meal.
2. Discuss grocery shopping and how a trip to the grocery store is how their parent/guardian gets the ingredients to make a meal.
3.Discuss following a recipe and how there are many different steps to preparing one meal.

B. Development-

1. Demonstrate how one creates a grocery list based upon what is needed to prepare a meal.
2. discuss how each grocery item has a cost and it is important to know how much money you have and are able to spend.
3. Show cook books and hand out recipes to exemplify how many different meals can be prepared by gathering a list of ingredients and following the step-by-step instructions in the recipe.

C. Practice-

1. Allow each student to create a budget based upon the amount of funds available for them to use on their grocery store field trip.
2. Have each student choose a recipe so that they can create a grocery list. Explain that lists like this are made when you figure out what items your household needs.
3.Go to the grocery store and purchase necessary ingredients.
4. Utilize kitchen area at school to actually prepare the recipe chosen by each student for them to eat.

D. Independent Practice-

1.teacher will double check that budget does not exceed student's available funds.
2.teacher will check that grocery list only contains necessary items to prepare selected meal.
3.teacher will ensure that only necessary items are purchased at grocery store and that the bill is property paid at register.
4. teacher will double check that recipe is followed to cook meal.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. students who lack the ability to understand their budgetary limitations will only be allowed to choose from recipes with ingredients that will fit within their financial restrictions.
2. to accommodate students with social issues in crowded places, the field trip to the grocery store will take place in a safe setting with classmates and teachers that the students is comfortable with and also take place during the school day when the store will not be as crowded.
3.students whose physical restrictions prevent them from reading a recipe or understanding the dangers of kitchen appliances will be assisted by a teacher or paraprofessional as they cook their meal, and it will also be reinforced to these students that it is important to ask for help in the kitchen for safety reasons.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Using a budget and grocery store advertisement containing prices, students will prepare a grocery list that fits within a budget and teacher will check for understanding of the budget/grocery list components of this lesson.
2. students will be given cook books and asked to find recipes that use grocery items they found in the advertisement that fit within their budget. Teacher will check that student understands how to use a recipe to make an appropriate grocery list.
3. student will explain step-by-step how they will prepare their recipe in the kitchen and teacher will double check for accuracy to ensure understanding before students enters the kitchen to prepare their recipe.

G. Closure-

1. Student will calculate how much grocery money they may need in a given week based upon the meal they prepared.
2.Student will eat the meal they prepared.

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