Functional Homework is activities that encourage students to increase their independence and necessary life skills.
- Set & Clear the table for a meal
- Do the dishes (wash & dry)
- Put clean dishes away
- Sweep the floor with a broom, use a dustpan
- Empty the garbage, replace the trash bag
- Wipe down the counters with a clean sponge/towel
- Mop the floor
- Clean the windows/mirrors
- Vacuum a rug
- Separate the laundry into lights & darks
- Do a load of laundry (if you are unsure how to run the washing machine, ask an adult to help)
- Make your bed
- Fold your clean clothes
- Organize your clothing
- Open your wallet and take out everything inside. Recycle or shred the receipts you do not need. Count the money. How much is there? If you do not have a wallet, ask an adult to help you purchase one.
- Pretend you have $20 for dinner. Find a take-out menu. What could you order for your family (at least 4 people). Is $20 enough?
- Look through a grocery store flyer. What is on sale? If you had $15 for sandwich meat, bread, and a snack…could you buy it?
- If you have a bank account, ask an adult to help you look at your statement. Do you know how to withdraw money? How many banks are close to your house?
- Go grocery shopping. Find the yogurt section. What is the cheapest? Which is the most expensive?
- Find a box of pasta and a jar of sauce. How much money would you need to buy both? You can round up to the next dollar.
- You have $50 to spend at oldnavy.com You need to buy work appropriate clothes. For most job sites that means khaki pants and a button down shirt or a shirt with a collar. What is the least amount of money you can spend to get an outfit?
- Plan a meal for your family. Make sure you include a protein (like meat), vegetable, fruit, grain and dairy. Can you make the meal healthier?
* Plan a game night for your family. Set up the game for everyone, explain the directions and help run the game
- Read a book of your choosing. Read for at least 15 minutes. Can you make a connection to the text?