We ended the year with a guest teacher coming in and teaching the children how to make kaleidoscopes. This was a wonderful extension to our previous lesson on mindful looking while using our animal eyes to notice what we were seeing. In addition, we were able to talk about how it changed with careful observation and turning. They also discovered which one of their eyes was the strongest or they preferred to use.
Many described feelings of curiosity, calm and patience as they slowly turned their kaleidoscopes noticing the change in color and shape.
The children were very interested in this activity and were eager to take these home and show their families.
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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.