BONUS: Vocational Job Series Part 5: More Vocational Jobs for Your Classroom

Categories: Life Skills
There is so much excitement around vocational jobs; the list is ENDLESS!  You can read more about vocational jobs in this six-part series by clicking the links below.

Vocational Job Series Part 1: Stocking How-To and Freebie

Vocational Job Series Part 2: Filing Tasks How-To 

Vocational Job Series Part 3: Miscellaneous Tasks How-To

BONUS: Vocational Job Series Part 4: More Vocational Jobs in Your Classroom


Bagging Groceries

Check with your local grocery store about donating a bagging stand, or purchase one on Amazon for students to practice bagging grocery items.  If you aren’t successful with either of those options, collect some plastic grocery bags or reusable bags.

Folding Towels/Washcloths

Throw some towels or washcloths into a basket and have students fold them.

Product Matching

Go to your local dollar store and gather some school supplies or nuts/bolts for students to match the product to the visual.  Make this task more challenging by making the visual words only.

Sorting Laundry

Gather old rags, t-shirts, shorts, etc., and some laundry baskets to implement this task in your classroom.  Create different levels by having a variety of colors for students to sort, or make it easier by getting specific colors and having students sort.

Sorting Mail

This job can be implemented in many different ways and span several levels.  Use a paper organizer and put labels with the last names of staff members on each shelf.  Grab some recycled magazines and envelopes with the last names of the staff members and have students sort the mail.  Generalize the skill by having your students sort the school mail in the staff lounge.  Need to make the task easier?  Start with letters or numbers on envelopes and have the student sort into different containers with matching visuals.    

Sorting Silverware

Do you have a kitchen in your classroom? No kitchen? No problem! What an excellent task to put into place for your students to put away silverware. Create a workbox task for sorting silverware and creating different levels. For level 1, place visuals in the tray or baskets for each utensil placement for students to match or make it more challenging by not providing visuals.

Ashley Linz, M. Ed
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  1. This is so awesome!!!

    • Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. This is great! How do you collect dat through this and do you do it often?

    • I collect data (type and frequency) according to how it is specified in each student’s IEP.


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