After listing what we felt gratitude for, we sorted our ideas into 2 categories -WANTS and NEEDS.
This was a helpful on many levels with a rich conversation as the children starting realizing there was a difference. So many these days focus on material items like toys, games etc. that we loose sight of the basics we take for granted- heat, homes, family and service.
This lesson ( that needs to be a daily point of focus in our homes and school ) also helps room 15 students when we share our daily positives to start our day to move from games and toys to experiences, kind acts , help we gave or received and events.
This lesson also opened the door to noticing we each have different wants & needs and that there is a diverse world where our basic needs like a home is shared by all but not always met.
Welcome to my classroom!
I am passionate, a little bit quirky ( some may say a little bit more) and dedicated to serving children with Autism. These young people have touched me deeply and have made me a better teacher & hopefully person. I want to share what I have learned that allows these beautiful children to grow & sometimes thrive in my class.