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LOREM IPSUM

Life Skills for a More Independent and Productive Future By: Xiaoyu Weng & Lara Murphy


C HAPTER 1

Washing the Dishes


W ASHING THE DISHES

Equipment Dish Soap

Rubber Gloves

Sponge

Dirty Dishes

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W ASHING THE DISHES

3. Rinse all of the soap off with warm water

The Method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzmOI7fTALY

1. Turn on the water as hot as you can take it. Make the water as hot as you can for better sanitizing power. Stop up the drain so that you make a pool of water to use to wash your dishes. Squirt a small amount of dish soap into the hot water or directly onto the dishes.

4. Put the dish on a drying rack to dry, or enlist a friend to help you dry them with a clean soft towel.

2. Get out a clean sponge and wet it.. Choose the dish that is the least dirty to begin cleaning. It will help keep the water clean as you wash the dishes. Soap up the dish and scrub at it vigorously with the sponge to get it clean quickly.    

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W ASHING THE DISHES

Finishing the Task

3. wipe down the sink and faucets

1. stacked for drying


 2.drain water from the sink

4. wipe down the counters and appliances

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W ASHING THE DISHES

The Importance of Washing Dishes A Sponge Washing Dishes! (http://blog.jennimullinix.com/5-reasons-you-shouldnt-procrastinate-washing-dishes/)

1.The task is easier. 2.It will save you money. 3.It promotes health. The longer dirty dishes sit around the more time bacteria has time to multiply. 4.Your kitchen will look better. 5. Your family and friends will thank you for keeping tidy!

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C HAPTER 2

Doing the Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Clean Laundry


D OING THE LAUNDRY

Equipment

Laundry Basket

Dirty Laundry

Laundry Detergent

Drying Machine Washing Machine

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DOING THE LAUNDRY

Preparing the Clothes • Always check the labels on your clothing first. The label may indicate that the clothes should not be washed or need to be washed in a special way. The international clothing symbols can tell you everything you need to know about how to wash an item. • bring laundry basket to the laundry room • Sort out the dirty clothes into different piles, each of which will be washed separately: white clothes, light clothes, dark clothes, towels, underwear, delicates, etc. • Empty all of your pockets of any pens, money, or important papers (although money can survive a wash). Also, turn chef coats inside out, to eliminate buttons from hitting the inside of washer/dryer. • Treat any heavy stains with stain remover before washing

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DOING THE LAUNDRY

Washing the Clothes Method 1. use all purpose laundry detergent

4.pour the detergent into the recommended place

2. inform person on how to use the machine

3. load the washing machine with the separated loads Color Load White Load

5. press normal cycle button

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DOING THE LAUNDRY

Drying the Clothes Method 1. Once cycle is completed in the wash, immediately move to drying machine

3. Once cycle is completed in the dryer, immediately fold to avoid wrinkles

2. Press normal cycle button

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W ASHING / DRYING THE LAUNDRY

The Importance of Washing and Drying the Laundry

http://oceanus411.blogspot.com/2008/05/importance-of-doing-laundry.html

1. Maintain good hygiene

2. Important if you want to raise a family

3. Makes your clothes clean (removes stains)

4. Overall good chore/ habit to keep

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C HAPTER 3

Setting & Clearing the Table

Setting the Table

Clearing the Table


SETTING

& CLEARING THE TABLE

Equipment

Plates

Cups

Final Product

Napkins

Utensils

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SETTING

& CLEARING THE TABLE

Setting the Table Method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoU1XiQJ1vo 1. Place the dinner plates one inch from the edge of the table

3. Glassware is above the plate, on the side of the knife and spoon

2. The fork on the left side of the dinner plate. The knife goes on the right side of the plate, blade inward; the spoon to the right of the knife.

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SETTING

& CLEARING THE TABLE

Clearing the Table Method 1.

3. Bring dishes and utensils and glasses to the sink

Pick up the dishes, cups, and utensils

2. Scrape the leftovers and put it in a container.

4. Clean the table

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Summary of

Questions To Ask Yourself 1. Did you use the proper equipment? 2. Did you follow the method? 3. Did you complete the task? 4. How hard was it? 5. Can you help teach this task to others? 6. Will you be willing to help others? 7. How satisfied are you 1 through 10?


S UMMARY

Why These Life Skills are Important

• Gain a large sense of independence

• Be helpful around the house

• Feel satisfied once a duty or goal is complete

‘When people are participating members of a household they are given the gift of being valued for their contribution for the benefit of the family, and that will leave a sense of importance in them that cannot be obtained by mere praise”

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S UMMARY

Life Skills

Check off the box once completed

Washing & Drying the Dishes

Washing &Drying the Laundry

Setting & Clearing the Table

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Works Cited 1.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoU1XiQJ1vo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzmOI7fTALY

3. http://oceanus411.blogspot.com/2008/05/importan ce-of-doing-laundry.html

4. http://blog.jennimullinix.com/5-reasons-you-shoul dnt-procrastinate-washing-dishes/

5. http://www.skillsyouneed.com/general/life-skills.ht ml

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About the Authors Xiaoyu Weng My name is Xiaoyu Weng. I love playing games and communicating with preschool kids. I not only want to become a good teacher, but also want to be children's friend. I graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a bachelor's preschool education. I come from China and my family has four people-- my mother, father, younger brother and me. My younger brother is 11 years younger than me. When my brother is young, my parents are busy to their work. So I have a long time to stay with my brother. I raised a rabbit with my brother, her name is Lele, it means happy. I play piano when I was young, and piano is like my friend from I was a children to now. When I happy or sad, I prefer to playing piano. And my favorite composers are Franz Liszt and Jou Hisaishi. I love watching movies, and I almost love every kind of movies. When I have spare time, I also do some outdoor activities with my friends.

Lara Murphy

My name is Lara Murphy and I am from Evanston, Illinois. I am currently a Freshman at Indiana University and I plan to double major in Non-Profit Management and Special Education. I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher but in the last few years I have narrowed it down to primarily Special Education. I am looking forward to spreading my passion and love for helping students become the best they can be! I really want to emphasize what my students have the abilities to do rather than what they can't do due to their impairment. I want to help my students to understand that they are CAPABLE and WONDERFUL. We will practice life skills and those will help prepare the student for a truly independent and successful life. I hope to inspire my students every day so that they can take that knowledge and immediately or eventually shine their light on their surroundings. In collaboration, we wrote this book to ultimately help people who have mild to severe impairments. We want to provide a step-by-step book for people to learn and hopefully master these life skills to become a more independent and successful individual.

Life skills for all lara and xiaoyu  

This is a fantastic e-book which made by Lara and Xiaoyu. It teaches students some life skills and make them independent in the future.