First we read the Juice Box Bully book which is about a boy who moves to a new school and bullies others. This continues until the class promise (to be an upstander and not allow bullying behavior) wins him over. We then sorted pre written cards into the three categories Bully, Buddy or Just Mean ( 1 time event).
After sorting, the children were given a Buddy or Bully page for the grinch that they filled out and we tallied their votes. According to our vote , the Grinch was just 'mean' because a bully does negative behavior all the time and the Grinch only stole once then gave it back.
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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.
I begin my 26th year of teaching this year! I teach in the Bay Area and live in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. My sanctuary, place of reflection and daily sitting practice.
My hope is that this website/blog will help others understand and see children with Autism as talented unique thinkers who can and will contribute to our world and anyone who knows them in positive ways.