Expansion of special education program to include life skills

Educator Name: Kimberly Battjes
School Name: Fowlerville Junior High

The last half of this year, the Special Education study skills classes collaborated to develop a company. The name of the company is the Monster Cookie Company. Each month, we had a cookie sale at lunches and we also sold cookie and balloon bouquets. Next year, we would like to make this an after school club in which students would fill out a job application, go through an interview and be assigned a specific job and times to work. Our goal is to give students with special needs practice at life skills of applying and working at a job. Next year, we would be meeting after school weekly doing different activities such as making the cookie dough, baking cookies, advertising, shopping for supplies, and planning sales.