Summarizing a typical day in my classroom is not an easy task as no two days are alike! In general, my students participate in a variety of tasks, all aimed at increasing their independence as they become young adults. My goal for my students is that they grow into positive members of society.
My students are freshmen through seniors in a cluster program for students with moderate cognitive impairments.
Their abilities and disabilities all vary from readers to non-readers, from those who can solve word problems to those who are still working on learning their colors and numbers. Although they are different, they have one thing in common: their determination. My students work hard to exceed the world's expectations of them. My school is a large Chicago public high school. The students here are incredibly supportive of my students and welcome them as central members of the school community.
This project is to help my students start up our annual cafe program. I teach a special education life skills program for high school students, as part of our program we are teaching job skills. This cafe helps facilitate that, this program has truly helped our students grow. Unfortunately, we had just stocked up on our supplies right before school was released due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a result, we lost all of our inventory as well as our profits which we would typically use to restock for the following school year. We need your help to start our program next year!
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