A-6: Mrs. Roberts-McGee
A-6 is a transition classroom that primarily focuses on the development of the life skills needed when students graduate; from hygiene, cooking, self-help, community and safety awareness and vocational work. Our class participates in various community outings which include shopping for classroom and personal items such as hygiene necessities, leisure, exercise and seasonal activities such as farms and orchards. We also focus on functional communication in order to promote self-advocacy as well as address social/behavioral needs. The students within this class benefit from structured small group as well as individual instruction in which they can use technology or simulated situations to practice real life-skills prior to implementing them in the community such as using a crosswalk, paying for items at the cash register in a store, ordering food at a restaurant or engaging with a member of the community. Students also participate in the Gengras Center vocational program and work at assigned jobs on campus such as a campus recycling or mail delivery team, cleaning the Gengras Center kitchen after lunch, the Greenhouse and cleaning at the School for Young Children in preparation and anticipation of being part of a work team in an adult agency post graduation.