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Old 07-31-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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I also posted this on the Special Ed board, but wanted to ask those of you in High School if you have any ideas.
I will be teaching 2-3 Economics classes to high school students with severe and profound disabilities. My supervisor mentioned started a school based enterprise as part of the Economics class. I just don't know what I can do with the limited amount of time and given how low functioning my students are. The only ide that I currently have is trying to grow herbs (we have a great window with lots of light) and possibly doing herb infused olive oils.
What are your thoughts? Do you have any other ideas? Your input and ideas are greatly appreciated.
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have a button maker. I am not sure of the exact brand. I think they got a grant for the machine and initial supplies.

They have very simple order forms and work assisted/supervised in making them and putting them together. They also help package them and deliver those with destinations within the building.

The HS sped teacher works with the yearbook/picture staff and computer lab to print out pictures as needed. Some are just logos or logos + clipart, some are specific pictures of students in their school uniforms specified by sport.
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In our school, the students run a coffee shop during lunch. One year they also had a class that baked for the coffee shop during first period. The coffee shop is open during lunch and the students are assigned to the shop during that period. It goes without saying that everyone has a food handler's card.
At another school, the students made pads of paper from recycling. They sorted the one sided ones, counted them and used a padding frame to make pads that they sold to students and staff. It was very popular and the frame was made by a parent.
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Can some of the kids actually participate in an entriprise activity? Or will it be another "enterprise" for you?

Growing herbs sounds like a good idea to me. It simple, uncomplicated, located in your classroom, and requires little outside coordination.
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for the ideas.
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the students run a coffee shop during lunch
We are not allowed to sell anything during lunch as it might take revenue away from the cafeteria
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button maker
This may be something to look into.
I found out today that we will likely incorporate the higher
functioning special diploma kids to take orders and handle paper work. the lower functioning guys would be doing the "labor"
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Some of my guys can actually participate, even if just by activating a switch. They enjoy doing stuff like this.I just don't want it to consume my whole day.
My supervisor is thinking we could do something weekly, like a different dessert or lunch item to sell to staff only.
Thanks again for the input


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How about selling popcorn? The kids can pop it and deliver it to the students during an afternoon class period. The school that I know did it took orders ahead of time.
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have a basket with snacks in it for the teachers. They have to count the money, restock it, go to Sam's Club and buy supplies for it. They used to leave it in the lounge, but due to easy access they were losing money so it's in the office now.
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