BRING MATERIALS TO CLASS 2.2
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.