Trying to illustrate & experience Body Snatcher and Space Invader in a facilitated game, I had them perform the Cup Challenge as a small team. Teamwork was required as was careful attending, following the group plan, keeping your body in the group etc. This was fun especially because I was able to play with one group due to several absences that day. The cup stacking game was challenging and took a great deal of effort and collaboration. They were all so proud when they accomplished the task as a team. Each game was followed by a wonderful discussion. After the cup stacking game we played an Unthinkable's Card Game. One group adding a charades element to it.
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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.