Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pizza Recipe

Thank you to Teresa for sharing these resources for making Pizza:

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Clean Hands

image from:Imagine symbols

Our group has started cooking and we have some hygiene issues that need to be sorted out fairly quickly... ! So I will be looking at clean hands this week and using some of these resources:
Any other suggestions suitable for young adults with a learning disability are very welcome.

A blog entry from Teaching Learners with multiple needs:
Germs and Flu Prevention includes a good explanation of a washing hands activity-Green Glitter Germs Lesson Plan

A hygiene bingo - and other resources Boardmaker 5 owners only !

A social story about teaching the importance of clean hands from polixo (Teaching Children with Autism)

The hand washing challenge is an site for children from the US. This may/may not be suitable as it is definitely aimed at children -otherwise it would be great

An Australian hand washing video, again aimed at children but I would use this with my adult students.

A handango activity PDF to download from the scrub club

An interactive online game about how flu spreads and the role of clean hands

To print out :A hand washing word search and a hand washing word scrabble from glogerm.com (entry level)

Also see my blog entry Food Hygiene

Saturday, 26 September 2009

My cooking folder

I have some worksheets for cooking which you may be able to change to suit your class.I am looking for a good pizza recipe and method sheet if anyone has one

Friday, 25 September 2009

Learning for Life and work teaching resources

The Northern Ireland Curriculum has produces some excellent materials in its SEN and Inclusion section

There are good teaching resources based around Learning for Life and work

Each unit is in a PDF format and has Lesson plans packed with useful resources which are found at the end of the PDF. Each thematic unit also has accompanying power points and online activities. There are links to these under each of the PDF links.

In the severe learning difficulties section you can find :

Learning for Life and Work Thematic Units

which include:

Responding Responsibly

Knowing and Growing

Let's Celebrate

In, Out and Beyond

There are also units for students with moderate learning difficulties including



Home economics

Personal development

Photo shoot special

Gary Harvey has produced a great set of photographs featuring models with a learning disability
You can find these on Flickr at:

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Health and Safety Signs

There is a health and safety signs worksheet available at TES ( register to download).Suitable for entry level students, particularly those taking a work skills based health and safety unit.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Health and Safety Wordsearch

Last week I used a very simple health and safety word search .

You can make your own at Worksheet Genius Be warned... worksheet genius uses java so you may not be able to access it at your college...
I also used two picture hazard sheets.I have mentioned these in my previous blogs but this time I have linked directly to the PDFs so they are easier to find.

Home safety teachers page (home page to download all resources)

fire safety PDF
dangers in the kitchen PDF

list of dangers in the kitchen and what to do PDF

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Too much work !

I got to Friday luch time,sat down at my desk and felt bad. My colleague tried to rally me with the thought of the weekend but all I could think of was that my job was an unremitting slog, working in the day, preparing in the evening and weekends. I was not sure I could keep this up. I had been working solidly for the last 2 weeks. I knew it was time to switch off!
So this weekend I haven't prepared any work. (ok I thought about work a bit.. as I did some housework... but other than that and of course this blog entry.. nothing!

I found the series of information sheets from The college and university support network useful

Tips for managing your time and workload

Work-life Balance - what is it and how do I achieve it?

Your top tips for time management

Assertiveness: your right to say no

How working extra hours can impact you

Creative visualisation

They also have
an online support team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are there for straightforward questions you need an answer to, or to help you with bigger issue that are troubling you where you may need some extra support.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

My Box net files

I usually share my worksheets and powerpoints through My 4 Sared account but I also have some on Box net which may be easier to access. My current uploads are in the Box net widget below.There is a money bingo .The remaining files (at the moment) are all health and safety.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Current Affairs

I will be using the whiteboard to look at news stories
using my Sqworl links to news

Talking about Harry Patch and using page 4 Elive September   I WILL TRY AN UPDATE FOR THE NOV 19 ELECTION ! BUT NOT YET DONE 7.11.19

We will be doing a short quiz on UK Politics
These can be downloaded from my 4 shared file sharing space:

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Body Language photo competition

The i:click competition is run by Sightsavers International, an international charity which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people around the world.

The competition aims to raise awareness of global blindness and each year takes on a challenging theme. This year its body language, and Sightsavers are inviting young people (11-18
years) to capture, through photography, moments in time when actions speak louder than words! To find out more about i:click, including how to enter and the prizes on offer check out www.sightsavers.org/iclick

There are 45 million people in the world who are blind.
75% of this blindness is avoidable.

Find out more at www.sightsavers.org

Thursday, 3 September 2009

The Specials

A new online docusoap about the lives of young people with a learning disability has recently been launched. The first 10 minute episode can be viewed on line at The Specials. I have had a little trouble with a slow broadband connection but I've watched it through frequent buffering.It could be really useful when talking about relationships and developing leisure activities. Well worth a look.The Guardian has a preview clip and a review 'Friends meets Skins' with a difference