Pros: the office always puts together a staff appreciation day every month.
I love working for the Livermore School District. The Special Needs kids I take care of are so awesome I have grown to love them as my own. The teacher I work under and my fellow Co-workers have bonded and have taught me so much about these kids. A typical day would be bringing the children in from the drop off, taking them potty, working in a station with them until circle time. The stations consist of matching, sorting, counting, etc. depending on the child's learning needs20 minutes for circle them back to a station them the kids have recess. After recess its snack time, potty time again and book time. after book it is back to a stations circle time station then lunch time. We watch the children eat and teach them to ask for a certain action like "Open please," or "Help Please." After lunch its potty time, imaginary play time, then recess. After recess we do arts and crafts take the kids potty and have a good bye circle and proceed to get the kids ready to go home.
The class is very structured teaching the kids how to sit and when to stand and when it is time to play etc.
The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing one of the kids say something that you have taught them. It brings joy and satisfaction and makes you feel proud.