Today we decided to make a movie about folding laundry. I wanted to show how with a little imagination and an adaptive tool anyone can be great at a job and/or a workplace skill. In this case the job and/or a workplace skill is folding laundry. In our wash & fold business folding laundry is obviously a major skill needed. Having the students demonstrate using the adaptive tool shows how great they are at the job. I believe with a little imagination there is an adaptive tool or accommodation for many different jobs.
Our latest display was a calibration with Mrs. Reinhardt in health class. We actually made two displays, one in the showcase by our classroom and another that we displayed in the library. The displays include several drinks with the amount of sugar that is actually in them. We learned a lot about how much sugar is in the drinks many people drink every day. We did a lot of math when we converted the grams of sugar to teaspoons for the sugar cubes we use. Mrs. Jenson found several health facts about sugars and sweeteners to post around the showcase. It was one of the most interesting lessons we have done.
After we made our laundry soap we decided to bottle it. We collected bottles that we already have from our recycling business and sanitized them. We carefully filled each bottle and screwed on the cap. It was a perfect opportunity for the Occupational Therapist with work with our students. Then we designed a label that the students glued on with a hot glue gun. The bottles of laundry soap turned out great. We shared several bottles with many of the people that are helping “The Found Sock” wash & fold service get up and running.
Today Jordan's Mom visited our classroom and taught us how to make our own homemade laundry soap. The lesson was great and everyone in the classroom was able to participate. Even Mr. Beetow helped out! We learned that making our own laundry soap only includes three ingredients and is much safer for people with allergies. We also learned that it is less expensive to make laundry soap then it is to buy it from a store. Having our own classroom made laundry soap is a perfect addition to our wash and fold service “The Found Sock”. Thank you Mrs. DiCioccio-Olejniczak for being a great guest speaker!