1st: I teach special ed to kids on the autism spectrum. Some of my students have co-morbid disorders, which make a challenging situation even more distressing. Fully half of my class of 6 do not speak to tell of their needs or wants.
2nd: I've been in this particular classroom for 2 months, due to major growth in the program. It is difficult to find good education for kids who have really low ability levels - and my school (charter) does this in a way that is knock your socks off awesome!
3rd: We cook on Fridays. The kids get some input as to what we will pull together, but as the ingredients come mostly from my pantry, I have the final say as to what we will prepare. We do NOT have a functional kitchen in which to work, but that is being planned at the corporate level, recognizing the need for independent meal preparation when these students become adults.
4th: They selected pizza as this week's recipe. I measured out the necessary ingredients, packed up necessary implements, toted everything to work, and my three more functional kids mixed and kneaded the pizza dough, and set it aside to rise.
5th: We got everything out after lunch (we are required to feed them the school lunch - but frequently add snacks because - hungry boys!), plugged in the toaster oven, and divided up the dough to make 40 personal pizzas for my class and a couple others in the building. The kids LOVED stretching the dough, spreading the sauce, and adding the pepperoni. I added the cheese as it was ready to go in the oven.
6th: Because TOASTER OVEN, it took a while for kids to get their pizzas cooked. One of my non verbal kids told my kid with brain tumors that he had to wait. THAT IS HUGE! This particular non verbal kid also eats everything in sight - and he waited his turn. He was so happy when he got to eat his pizza!
7th: Then when we finished cooking for the other classrooms we with whom we were sharing, we got to deliver and see other happy faces. One classroom has had a particularly stressful week, and thought the rest of the building was mad at them. We took them pizza, and let them know that we were sorry they had a rough week. It was such a win, because those kids had been a hot mess - and here come the kids who can't talk delivering a treat for THEM to see if they can make it better.
I realize this isn't career exploration/guidance, but it was such a win for my kids to get through that process. I wanted to celebrate because THIS is why I do my job.
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